Literacy workers

Environmental Scan: Literacy Work in Canada (2007)

Summary Report

During the fall of 2007, Movement for Canadian Literacy conducted an environmental scan of the anglophone literacy field in Canada, gathering data through the use of key informant interviews and a literature review. The intent of this scan was to set the stage for a larger study of the sector. It was necessary to conduct this scan because much of the knowledge about literacy work in Canada is informal and anecdotal.

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2008-06-11

Building Capacity to Attract and Retain Literacy Volunteers (2005)

A Research Report

READ Saskatoon, a community-based volunteer literacy organization, like many literacy organizations in Canada, is experiencing significant challenges in recruiting and retaining tutor volunteers. The research project presented in this report was designed to contribute to READ Saskatoon’s ongoing efforts to build organizational learning capacity to meet literacy needs in Saskatoon.

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2008-03-27

Learning in Peace - A Model for Violence-Free Adult Literacy Programs (2006)

Recent research into violence and learning has revealed that violence is a reality for all individuals in society including learners in adult literacy programs and that violence has a negative impact on learning. As educators, literacy workers have a responsibility to acknowledge that violence exists in society and to promote an educational model that has peace and respect for diversity at its core.

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2008-02-20

Monitoring Tools: Monitoring Tools for Volunteer Tutor Programs (2006)

Project Literacy Victoria

From the Ground Up (FGU) is a project of Research in Practice in Adult Literacy (BC), in partnership with Literacy BC, that helps practitioners develop tools to evaluate their community-based programs and facilitate the reporting process. This document is one in a series that describes monitoring tools that have been developed by different BC communities.

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2008-02-07

Monitoring Tools: Reflective Practice (2006)

Houston Link to Learning and Storytellers' Foundation

From the Ground Up (FGU) is a project of Research in Practice in Adult Literacy (BC), in partnership with Literacy BC, that helps practitioners develop tools to evaluate their community-based programs and facilitate the reporting process. This document is one in a series that describes monitoring tools that have been developed by different BC communities.

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2008-02-07

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

Dream Soup and Life Stew (2006)

A collection of learning materials for women on the street

"Dream Soup and Life Stew" is a literacy resource book created by women involved with the WISH Learning Centre for street women. In this book, the authors share some of the hands-on literacy materials that emerged when they developed a literacy project at a drop-in centre for female sex-trade workers in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.

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2007-09-20

Feasibility Study on Literacy and Mental Health (2007)

The objective of the feasibility study on literacy and mental health was to enable literacy and mental health agencies to develop strategies to help adults who have serious mental illness, as well as literacy needs, to integrate more successfully into the community as learners, citizens, parents, workers and volunteers.

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2007-09-07

Full Circle (2002)

20 Years of Independent Studies at Frontier College

Full Circle is a book that celebrates and documents the achievements of Frontier College's Independent Studies Program over the past 20 years. The I.S. Program was designed to fill a need "to find ways to integrate all marginalized people, but especially people labelled 'disabled', into a welcoming community of learning."

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2006-10-27

What Doesn't Get Written Down (2000)

How Experienced Literacy Workers Move from the Generalities of Training Plans to the Specifics of Daily Practice

In 1999-2000, the Metro Toronto Movement for Literacy conducted a project called Adapting for a New Environment. The purpose of this project was to try to relate existing knowledge about literacy work to the new requirements of the provincial Literacy and Basic Skills Section. Two sets of workshops were held.

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2006-07-11

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