Practitioner resources

Fostering Partnership Development in Workplace Literacy (2007)

A Case Study of the Canadian National Literacy Secretariat Business and Labour Partnership Program

The purpose of this in-depth case study was to document a government initiative through the National Literacy Secretariat called the Business and Labour Partnership Program that has been in existence since 1988.

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2007-06-15

Northern Writes Study Guide (2006)

The NWT Literacy Council hosted a northern writing contest from 1992 – 2002 called the Northern Writes Writing Contest. This Study Guide offers learning activities for 4 stories from the writing contest.

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2007-05-08

Technologies for the Adult Literacy Classroom (2007)

Sticht looks at "several technologies" teachers can use to help adults learn to read and write, including chalkboards, television, radio, newsprint and tape recorders.

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2007-04-20

Program Planning (2007)

This is a powerpoint presentation about design, implementation and evaluation processes that need to be considered for effective program planning. This information is applicable to literacy program planning as well as programs in general.

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2007-03-27

A Richer Way of Measuring Wealth (2007)

New well-being index would complement traditional GDP

The Gross Domestic Product (GDP), a simple totalling of all goods and services in the economy, is the most used measure of the economy. In this document, Mr. Laidlaw outlines a different kind of statistical indicator designed to complement the GDP. It is called the Canadian Index of Well-being (CIW) and its goals are:

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2007-03-02

Adult Education and Literacy in the United States (2007)

A Syllabus and Resources for an Online Course of Self-Study

Thomas Sticht, International Consultant in Adult Education, has put together a syllabus for self-study to give those new to the field of literacy more background in adult education and literacy development, and to offer others in the field a chance to deepen their knowledge about the field and its history, policies, practices and issues that it deals with. All recommended reading is available in the NALD Library.

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2007-02-26

The Transformative Nature of Culture-based Literacy Provision in Native Literacy Programs (2006)

The major objective of Cooper's research study was to explore the transformative nature of culture-based literacy approaches in the Native literacy field in Ontario using Indigenous research methodologies and applying a phenomenological analysis to the findings. It has shown that culture-based approaches to Native literacy are indeed transformative, not only for learners but for tutors and practitioners as well.

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2006-11-22

Portfolio Assessment Initiative (2001)

This portfolio assessment initiative has several lists of goals for students and teachers. It includes:
- personal goals
- reading progress checklist
- listening and speaking progress checklist
- writing progress checklist and,
- mathematics progress checklist

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2006-08-10

Too Many Left Behind: Canada's Adult Education and Training System (2006)

This report documents the availability of formal learning opportunities for adults, and identifies the factors that influence participation of less-educated/less-skilled adults in these opportunities. In addition, it identifies gaps in our adult learning systems and recommends measures to fill these gaps.

This report examines the situation in five provinces: Alberta, British Columbia, Nova Scotia, Ontario and Quebec.

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2006-08-04

Summative Evaluation of the Manukau Family Literacy Project (2004)

This is the fourth evaluation report on the pilot Manukau Family Literacy Programme (MFLP).

This report has two parts:
- A summative evaluation of the 2004 programme (Sections 1 - 5) which looks at programme outcomes of the MFLP, using a range of data sources for evidence of changes in both the adult participants and their children across a number of aspects – academic, family, personal and social.

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2006-07-27

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