Literacy projects

Workplace Educator Professional Development (2002)

Literature Review & Field Interview Report

The research presented in this report is part of the Ontario Literacy Coalition’s project "Workplace Literacy Training." This research was conducted to provide background and an impetus for discussion about practitioner development in workplace education as Literacy and Basic Skills providers move forward to deliver LBS-like programs in the workplace in Ontario.

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2009-01-08

Literacy - more than words (2008)

Summary of Input on a Literacy Framework for Alberta

This document summarizes comments from over 500 individuals on a literacy framework for Alberta, provided during the Alberta Literacy Forum held in Edmonton in April 2008. The Forum was Alberta's contribution to the Council of Ministers of Education Canada's Pan-Canadian Interactive Literacy Forum. This report on the Forum is organized into the following sections:

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2008-12-04

Get Set Learn! (2006)

A Case Study of A Family Literacy Program in Waterloo Region

Children whose parents have low literacy skills are at a higher risk to grow up to have low literacy skills themselves. This case study details a successful family literacy program in the Waterloo Region of Ontario called Get Set Learn! This program targeted parents on Ontario Works (a welfare program) with pre-school aged children in hopes of breaking the cycle of being disadvantaged because of parental low literacy levels.

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2008-11-04

To Succeed in Life, You Need Three Things: A Wishbone, A Backbone, A Funny bone (2008)

A Collection of Student Articles

This resource is a collection of sixteen short essays written by adult learners attending the Toronto Centre for Community Learning & Development. The title, To Succeed in Life, You Need Three Things: a Wishbone, a Backbone, a Funny Bone, is quote from actress and singer Reba McEntire. In their essays, the students reflect on this quote and how it applies to their own lives.

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2008-09-05

Crossing the Great Divides: Distance learning and flexible delivery in Adult Basic Education (2006)

Research report for Ontario's Literacy and Basic Skills Program

This is a research report on a project begun in 2003 that explored the possibilities for distance and flexible delivery of the Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) Program in the province of Ontario. The project addresses the literacy needs of various traditionally under-served populations and consists of two phases.

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2008-08-15

Using AlphaRoute in Rural Northern Ontario Communities Not Served by Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) Delivery Agencies (2001)

Final Report

This is the final report on a research project that assessed the use of online delivery system called "AlphaRoute" to offer literacy training to adults in remote communities. The objective of this project was to make the opportunity for literacy training available to adults who do not live in a community with established literacy and basic skills delivery agencies.

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2008-07-14

Beauty Galore: Yearbook 2008 (2008)

The Halifax Community Learning Network is a community-based adult learning program. The program's 2008 yearbook includes messages from various individuals associated with the program and the writings of students from the program. In this collection, you will find stories of hope and dreams, loss and learning. The title Beauty Galore,comes from a poem by one of the adult learners in the program.

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2008-07-11

Resources for Youth Literacy: The Photography Project (2002)

This document describes a literacy project conducted in the Simcoe County region of Ontario that utilized photography as way to engage students. The target group for this project was youth ages 16 to 24 years who had left the school system.

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2008-07-11

For My Child - Phase 3: Cohorts 4 and 5 (2007)

A Study of the Impact of French-Language Family Literacy Programs on Francophone Families in Linguistic Minority Settings in Ontario

To better equip Francophone parents to act as their children’s first teachers and to support them in this role, a number of French-language literacy centres have provided family literacy programs in several Francophone communities in Ontario. This document presents the results of a research study that evaluates the impact of family literacy programs on Francophone parents and children in Ontario.

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2008-06-26

Connecting to Workplaces (2004)

Validating Outcomes Demonstrations with Employers

From October 2003 to June 2004, Literacy Network Northeast conducted a job creation partnership project in Northeastern Ontario entitled the Workforce Skills Training project. This project involved hiring twelve researchers in eight communities throughout Northeastern Ontario. These researchers worked in literacy and basic skills funded agencies gathering information on entry-level jobs in the local labour market and creating job profiles.

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2008-06-12

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