Literacy strategies

Continuing Ontario's Participation in Developing National Aboriginal Literacy Goals and Strategies (2003)

Aboriginal Literacy

The National Aboriginal Design Committee (NADC) began under the auspices of Beverly Anne Sabourin and Associates (BASA). In Phase I of this project, BASA compiled an inventory of basic and intermediate adult literacy programs sponsored and/or initiated by Aboriginal Peoples, and involving Aboriginal learners as clients. Phases II and III developed evaluation mechanisms of Aboriginal literacy programs.

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2005-04-29

Literacy in Canada: It's Time for Action (2004)

Recommendations for the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance

In this brief, the Movement for Canadian Literacy (MCL) calls on the Standing Committee on Finance to recommend the resources necessary to establish a pan-Canadian literacy strategy. Canada's economic and social prosperity will be served if the federal government makes literacy a policy priority.

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2004-11-30

Enhancing the Basic Learning Skills of Older Nova Scotians (2003)

Context and Strategies

This publication provides background information and statistics about older adults living in Nova Scotia, gives an overview of learning in later life, identifies the barriers to learning, and suggests strategies to overcome them. It also includes a list of the resources in a related document, Enhancing the Basic Learning Skills of Older Nova Scotians—A Resource Kit, and many other resources available to support older adult learning.

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2004-06-18

Adapting 'Writing to Read' for Adult Literacy Students (2002)

It worked for Bill. Will it work for Carol?

This document is one in a series prepared by literacy practitioner/researchers in Alberta to investigate a range of questions. Here, the author looks at whether it is possible to adapt the Writing to Read method, which teaches children to write as a precursor to reading, for use with adult literacy students.

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2003-04-04

Opening the Doors to Lifelong Learning:Empowering Undereducated Adults (1989)

This report provides an extensive analysis of the adult literacy issue in B.C. and presents the details of the strategy to address the need. It recommends, among other things, that government investment in adult literacy should be increased by 100% for 1990-91 and in lesser amounts for the four following years, and that government should signify its long term commitment by confirming adult literacy as a policy priority.

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2003-02-10

Building a Pan-Canadian Strategy on Literacy and Essential Skills: Recommendations for the Federal Government (2002)

In this paper, six Canadian national literacy organizations urge the federal government to work with stakeholders to develop a national, or pan-Canadian, strategy for adult literacy and essential skills development.

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2002-11-08

Literacy Matters: Why Canada Should Make Adult Literacy and Essential Skills a Policy and Funding Priority (2002)

In this brief, MCL calls on the government to ensure that the next federal budget fulfills past promises and paves the way for meaningful advances on literacy and essential skills development

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2002-11-08

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