Parents

Sharing Our Gifts: Build skills together and create a family scrapbook – Facilitator's Guide (2012)

This guide has been developed to help community facilitators lead a two-hour workshop designed to encourage parents to create their own family literacy scrapbook. It includes the corresponding parent’s guide, with the addition of some information on facilitation at the front of each section. For example, there are tips for facilitating groups and suggestions for planning the workshop schedule.

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2012-03-12

Sharing Our Gifts: Build skills together and create a family scrapbook – Parent's Guide (2012)

This document describes a project designed to help parents create an atmosphere of learning in the home and, at the same time, make a scrapbook the family can enjoy and add to over time.

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2012-03-05

Why boys don't like to read: Gender differences in reading achievement (2009)

Lessons in Learning – February 18, 2009

In Canada, standardized assessments reveal a persistent literacy gap between boys and girls, with girls outperforming boys in reading.

The authors point to many factors that contribute to the gender gap in literacy, including test bias; differences in reading attitudes, behaviours and preferences; and limited availability of reading material that appeals to boys.

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2012-03-05

Handbook: RESPs – Learn what you need to know quickly (2011)

This handbook guides parents through the process of setting up a Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) to help pay for their children’s postsecondary education.

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2012-01-24

How To Kit - Learning in Everyday Life (2011)

The goal of Family Literacy Day, celebrated annually on January 27, is to raise awareness of the importance of reading and taking part in other literacy-related activities as a family.

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2012-01-03

Financial Literacy Week 2011: Plan for a 'Grade A' future with Gail Vaz-Oxlade [Video - 1:47] (2011)

Saving for your children's education

This short video features Gail Vaz-Oxlade, a financial writer and television personality, encouraging parents to save for their children’s postsecondary education.

She urges parents to open Registered Education Savings Plans (RESPs) because the federal government will also contribute to them. Even a small amount deposited every month will help a student avoid incurring huge debts to finance a university education.

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2011-11-10

Every child's legal right to education (2006)

This document is housed on the Community Legal Education of Ontario (CLEO) server.

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2011-07-14

Learning It Together: Our Community Talks About Family Literacy (2011)

This document outlines a community-based research project developed by the students in a senior-level sociology course at Mount Allison University, in partnership with the Tantramar Family Resource Centre in Sackville, New Brunswick. The project examined the ways in which families experience and define literacy; how they interact with literacy resources; and how community literacy services might better suit their needs.

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2011-06-30

Synthesis Report of the Aboriginal Learning Knowledge Centre's Literature Reviews: Responsive Educational Systems (2009)

The author notes that First Nations, Métis and Inuit people in all colonized territories share common experiences that are often very different from other student populations struggling in educational systems. Understanding the legacy of the Aboriginal experience is critical in developing education systems that respond to Aboriginal needs.

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2011-06-13

Adult Literacy Through Family Workshops [Video - 3:27] (2008)

This video, about three and a half minutes in length, focuses on a program that combines writing with reading to help both parents and young children advance their literacy skills.

The “Picture It, Publish It, Read It” program was developed by professors at Mount Saint Vincent University in Nova Scotia and was piloted with a parents’ group in Yarmouth, in the southwest region of that province.

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2011-05-27

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