Literacy instruction

Through The Worker's Eyes: Developing Learning Activities with Work-Related Documents (2009)

A Guide for Workshop Trainers

This slide presentation can be used to prepare a workshop framework that includes:

What’s the point?
Review of Essential Skills
Step 1: Collecting work-related documents
Step 2: Developing worker-focused learning activities
Step 3: Deciding instructional focus and creating steps to the answers

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2009-11-12

ESL and Literacy: Finding Common Ground, Serving Learners' Needs (2008)

A Survey of the Literature

This resource is a literature review that looks at the segment of the immigrant population who are not literate in their native language and who may require some combination of ESL and literacy education or “ESL literacy” education. The literature reviewed includes discussions on definitions of literacy and who is an ESL literacy learner.

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2008-11-04

Application of Telecommunications Devices for the Deaf to Adult Literacy Instruction in the Hearing Community (2005)

This document is a thesis submitted to the University of Athabasca by a student completing a Master of Distance Education degree. The intent of the research project described in this paper was to determine if the Telecommunications Devices for the Deaf (TDD) could be used to improve access to adult literacy services and the quality of instruction that is provided to rural residents.

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2008-05-05

Part of Everything We Do (2005)

Integrating literacy into the Canadian labour movement

"Part of Everything We Do" is an article that appears in the fall 2005 issue of the journal Literacies. In this article the author, Tamara Levine, writes about the changing relationship between unions and literacy work.

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2007-10-02

Full Circle (2002)

20 Years of Independent Studies at Frontier College

Full Circle is a book that celebrates and documents the achievements of Frontier College's Independent Studies Program over the past 20 years. The I.S. Program was designed to fill a need "to find ways to integrate all marginalized people, but especially people labelled 'disabled', into a welcoming community of learning."

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2006-10-27

The Good Mother (2006)

A Critical Discourse Analysis of Literacy Advice to Mothers in the Twentieth Century

Suzanne Smythe's theseis explores literacy advice to parents as a gendered practice of power rather than an institutional truth.

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2006-10-20

How To Kit - More Literacy Games (2005)

In this How to Kit, you will find a variety of literacy games that people of all ages can play. Literacy games can be a lot of fun. They can help reduce tension, make the learning environment more comfortable, help build positive relationships, and they’re also educational.

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2006-08-22

Theoretically You Can't Teach Adults to Read and Write: But Just Keep On Doing It (2006)

The author writes on "Why is it so hard to get funding for adult literacy education"?

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2006-06-15

"First Chance for a real education" - an impact study of adult literacy (2003)

This study has sought to map the impacts that two adult literacy programmes in New Zealand have had on their participants. In recognition of the fact that change achieved by education does not always happen immediately, the study has focussed on the experiences of students who have been out of the programme for some time. Its value lies in its demonstration of the diversity of impacts over the longer term.

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2006-05-30

Best Practices in the Adult Setting (2003)

This report builds on the document, Best Practices for Adult Literacy, which investigated best practices for facilitating the development literacy among adults.

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2004-11-22

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