Practitioner resources

Guide to Blended Learning (2004)

This book is a guide to developing and using a blended approach to learning. Blended learning combines the best features of face-to-face sessions with the flexibility of e-learning. This guide demonstrates how learners can blend the best resources, technology, and practices from the e-learning world into their particular settings.

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2008-10-23

Learning Literacy in Canada: Evidence from the International Survey of Reading Skills (2008)

This report uses data from the International Study of Reading Skills to describe in depth the reading abilities of the least-skilled adult readers in society and to identify the basic reading profiles of these adults, based on their strengths and needs in reading.

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2008-09-23

A Traveler's Guide to Literacy Research in Practice (2008)

This book originated in a course that was offered as part of the Research in Practice in Adult Literacy Network Project, a project initiated in 2000 involving Literacy Alberta, the Learning Centre Literacy Association, and the Centre for Research on Literacy at the University of Alberta. As the title suggests, this guide was written to help literacy practitioners conduct research related to their practice.

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2008-08-19

Family Literacy in Ontario - A Guide to Best Practices (2005)

This best practices document was researched and written in order to provide specific information to Ontario family literacy practitioners. In this guide, the authors discuss the key elements of effective, high-quality family literacy programs.

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2008-08-01

Photo Stories (2007)

English 110

This text, developed by the NWT Literacy Council for a basic English course, contains five "photo stories." The stories can be used to initiate discussion on northern topics like dog racing, fishing, sun dogs, the Arctic Winter Games, and crossing the Mackenzie River on a ferry. The instructor can select the handouts needed to teach or reinforce different concepts.

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2008-07-28

Foundations in Family Literacy: Family Literacy and Health (2007)

Communication gaps between health care providers and people with limited literacy or English language skills create a major barrier to improving health outcomes for many Canadian families.

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2008-07-14

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

Research in Practice in Adult Literacy: What does a Longitudinal Model look like? (2008)

Research by literacy practitioners within their own practice (RIP) has produced major gains at the individual, community, institutional and field levels. Though these gains are clear, some professional researchers and practitioners do not always take RIP seriously.

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2008-05-16

ABE Florida - 2005 (2005)

Resource Guide

This document would be of interest to those involved in the adult basic education field. The materials included in this resource guide have been designed to enhance adult basic education programs and contribute to program accountability. The guide contains nine chapters with the following headings:

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2008-04-23

Stories and Activities for English 110 and 120 (2007)

This resource contains eight stories appropriate for learners at the English 110 and 120 levels. These stories were either written by adult learners from the Hay River Learning Centre or used in adult literacy classes in the Northwest Territories. The stories that were written by adult learners were made into booklets and illustrated by local artists in the community. The stories range from high 110 to low 120 level.

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2008-03-28

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