Literacy services

Counting the Beans: What do They Mean? (2001)

Project overview and recommendations

This report outlines a project aimed at helping literacy networks plan their services.

The project proposal noted that there was a significant gap between the demographic and labour market data networks needed for planning and what they were actually able to obtain. A survey carried out during the project showed that networks were concerned about the value and relevance of the data on which they based their planning.

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2013-03-25

Counting the Beans: Data for Decisions (2001)

A guide to efficient, evidence-based literacy services planning

The authors of this document note that the need for literacy services in a community may change a little or change a lot. Either way, Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) agencies must monitor the need and revise their programs accordingly.

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2013-03-12

Yukon Literacy Coalition Strategic Plan 2011-2016 (2012)

This document sets out a five-year plan for the Yukon Literacy Coalition (YLC), a community-based organization committed to increasing literacy and Essential Skills for adult learners. The plan is a tool to help stakeholders, members, and funders understand the YLC’s priorities and the actions required to meet these priorities.

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2012-10-09

Impacts of Low Literacy Levels in Rural New Brunswick: A literature review (2008)

This document outlines a study commissioned by the Rural Secretariat (New Brunswick) and carried out by the Rural and Small Town Programme at Mount Allison University in Sackville, NB. The study’s goal was to summarize the impacts of low literacy levels in rural New Brunswick through a literature review, and to provide a comprehensive inventory of all literacy programs and services available in the province as of March 2008.

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2011-06-17

Environmental Scan of Literacy Services in Peterborough (2009)

This document deals with the gaps and challenges faced by literacy programs, services and organizations in the Ontario city of Peterborough.

The authors found that the majority of the participants in the study cited lack of funding as a major gap, one that tended to overlap with other gaps and make them worse.

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2010-06-18

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

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

Lifelong Learning - Quality Adult Learning Opportunities (2005)

Policy Statement on Adult and Lifelong Learning

In order for New Brunswickers to benefit from the Adult and Lifelong Learning stepping stone, the government of NB will work with its partners to achieve the following six objectives:
I. Increase Participation Levels in Adult and Lifelong Learning in New Brunswick
II. Improve Literacy Skills of Adults in New Brunswick

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2006-02-21

Opening Doors (2002)

Literacy and Homelessness Information & Referral Protocol

This document, a result of a project entitled "StreetReach", is an information and referral protocol for use by agencies serving people who are homeless to assist them in referring potential learners to literacy services.

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2004-02-10

How To Make Your Local Library More Available to the Literacy Needs of Your Community... (2003)

This document teaches how to set up, run and expand a public library in a rural area which serves many communities.

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2003-06-30
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