Literacy practitioners

Reading the Future (2008)

Planning to Meet Canada's Future Literacy Needs

This report by the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL) is a follow-up to the Council's 2007 State of Learning in Canada report, which discussed the findings of the International Adult Literacy Survey. In this report, the Council addresses some of the key issues identified in the State of Learning report, such as the social and economic barriers behind Canada's literacy rates and potential barriers to learning.

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2008-06-12

Research in Practice in Adult Literacy: What does a Longitudinal Model look like? (2008)

Research by literacy practitioners within their own practice (RIP) has produced major gains at the individual, community, institutional and field levels. Though these gains are clear, some professional researchers and practitioners do not always take RIP seriously.

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2008-05-16

Growing Our Way (2004)

A Report on the Professional Development Project

The Literacy Coordinators of Alberta (now Literacy Alberta) launched the Professional Development Project in the fall of 2002 to research and plan professional development for coordinators of community adult literacy programs. The purpose of this report is to document the Professional Development Project research process, to report on learnings from the research, and to present the proposed professional development program.

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2008-04-25

Growing Our Way (2004)

A Report on the Professional Development Project

In the fall of 2002, the Literacy Coordinators of Alberta launched the Professional Development Project (PDP) to research and plan pathways to learning for literacy coordinators.

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2008-03-28

Focused on Practice (2006)

A Framework for Adult Literacy Research in Canada

This is the report of a national project aimed at discovering what is happening across Canada in adult literacy Research in Practice (RiP) and developing a framework that would support such research.

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2008-03-26

Practitioners as Learners (2006)

A Professional Development Project

This project was initiated by the Saskatchewan Literacy Network in 2003 for the purpose of identifying and meeting the growing and changing professional development needs of practitioners in Saskatchewan. The central goal of this project was to research, develop, implement and evaluate a professional development plan for literacy practitioners in Saskatchewan.

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2008-03-03

Catching Our Breath: Collaborative Reflection-on-Action in Remote-Rural BC (2006)

This research report talks about the changes that happen when literacy practitioners begin using collaborative reflection-on-action and take the time to see and act on these changes because of describing, processing and exploring various elements of their practice.

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2007-12-13

What's Involved in Bringing About Change? (2005)

This document is part of an article that appears in the fall 2005 issue of the journal Literacies. The author, Jean Unda, is an adult educator with experience in both literacy and the labour movement. In this article she discusses the need to integrate literacy awareness and clear language into an organization.

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2007-10-02

What counts as literacy work? (2004)

This document appears as an article in the spring 2004 issue of the journal Literacies. It is an excerpt adapted from "Adult Literacy Policy: Mind the Gap" by Nancy Jackson, which is included in the Klewer Handbook of Educational Policy (N. Bascia, A. Cumming, A. Datnow, K. Leithwood and D. Livingstone (eds.).

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2007-10-02

Eight BC Workforce Literacy Initiatives (2000)

Final Report

With funding from the National Literacy Secretariat (NLS) of Human Resources Development Canada, Literacy BC has implemented "Eight BC Workforce Literacy Initiatives," a series of projects intended to

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2007-09-24

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