Literacy practitioners

Opening Doors (1992)

Thoughts and Experiences of Community Literacy Workers in Alberta

This document is a collection of thoughts and experiences of community literacy workers in Alberta and includes some of the history of the grassroots literacy movement in Alberta.

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2007-08-13

The First Step (2004)

This guide helps assess your students proficiency in the following literacy skills. It also includes answer sheets for literacy practitioners.

It includes:
- An Initial Interview Guide
- Literacy Skills Testing (LBS 1-3)
- Literacy Skills Testing (LBS 4-5)
- Numeracy Skills Testing (LBS 1-3)
- Numeracy Skills Testing (LBS 4-5)
- Oral Assessment 1
- Oral Assessment 2

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2007-08-10

An Overview of the National Literacy Secretariat Business and Labour Partnership (2007)

Policy Digest

The Business and Labour Partnership Program is a program of the National Literacy Secretariat, Human Resources and Social Development Canada started in 1988. Its aim was to develop and sustain partnerships between business, labour, education, and government sectors that would support adult work-related literacy.

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2007-07-17

Adult Education and Literacy in the United States (2007)

A Syllabus and Resources for an Online Course of Self-Study

Thomas Sticht, International Consultant in Adult Education, has put together a syllabus for self-study to give those new to the field of literacy more background in adult education and literacy development, and to offer others in the field a chance to deepen their knowledge about the field and its history, policies, practices and issues that it deals with. All recommended reading is available in the NALD Library.

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2007-02-26

Proposal Writing Workshop (2007)

This powerpoint presentation outlines all the “do’s and don’t’s” of proposal writing, as well as provides information on developing and defining all the important components of a good proposal - from Goals/Objectives to the Budget to Evaluation.

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2007-02-07

Books in the Home Program - The Bear on the Bed (2006)

Books in the Home is a program used widely in Canada. The program is based on the belief that parents are children's first and most important teachers. In this program, parents learn to read and share books with their children in positive and enjoyable ways. The program promotes reading and writing of both parents and children.

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2006-07-25

Beyond words (2005)

The health-literacy connection

Have you ever left your doctor's office confused by the advice you were just given? At some time or other, most of us have felt limited in our knowledge and understanding of information related to our health.

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2006-07-24

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

Family Literacy in Ontario (2006)

Putting it on the MAP!

The positions and recommended actions in this working paper are framed and informed by a recent province-wide study survey of the state of family literacy programming in Ontario, commissioned by Action for Family Literacy Ontario (AFLO), a working group of the Ontario Literacy Coalition (OLC).

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2006-06-08

A Literacy Practitioner's Guide to Audiographic Teleconferencing (1996)

The idea to pursue Literacy Training Through Audiographic Teleconferencing as a literacy project began in the fall of 1992. The Business Studies Department at Lakeland College in Vermilion, Alberta had begun distance delivery using this technology. My husband, Barton, was the instructor for the course being delivered. His involvement in the project initiated

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2006-05-24

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