Qualitative research

Rendering the invisible visible: Lived values that support reflective practice (2010)

Journal of Applied Research on Learning, Vol. 3, Article 11, 2010

Reflective practice can be thought of as the ability to integrate professional experience with theoretical formulations to produce solutions to problem situations. In this paper, the author charts the evolution of reflective practice in an authentic work context, and discusses the lived values that supported this evolution.

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2014-02-19

Key Policy Issues in Aboriginal Education: An Evidence-Based Approach (2012)

This document is housed on the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC) server.

The report was commissioned by the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC) to find better ways to collect data and develop evidence that can be used to support efforts to improve the academic achievement of Aboriginal students in elementary and secondary schools across the country.

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2014-01-13

Understanding PLAR as an asset-based approach to increase participation in adult learning (2009)

Perspectives from users, service providers and stakeholders

This research report examines the potential of prior learning assessment and recognition (PLAR) to broaden the participation of adults in lifelong learning, particularly those adults who are underrepresented in existing learning activities.

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2012-09-04

Assessment in Deaf Adult Literacy (2011)

A National Study

This project was prompted by another initiative of the Deaf Literacy Initiative (DLI), an umbrella organization that provides training, research, networking and resources to the deaf and deaf/blind literacy community in Ontario.

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2011-09-23

Nonparticipation in Literacy and Upgrading Programs: A National Study (2002)

The author of this document points out that 22 per cent of Canadian adults have seriously compromised literacy skills and a further 26 per cent can cope with written material only when it is presented in clear, simple terms. Yet just five to 10 per cent of potential learners enrol in programs to improve reading, writing or math skills.

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2011-01-18

Effective Teaching Techniques and Tools for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Adult Immigrants in ASL and English Bilingual and Bicultural College Programs (2009)

Phase Two

This is the second phase of a project aimed at improving best practices for helping immigrant deaf and hard of hearing adults in bilingual and bicultural (American Sign Language and English) literacy programs. The first phase of the project identified effective teaching approaches and tools and in the second phase, the teacher as researcher and the learners piloted them.

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2010-12-03

Measures of Success - Workplace Literacy & Essential Skills: Background Paper (2010)

This document provides background information on a three-year project that will test a model for evaluating the long-term impact of workplace literacy and essential skills training. The researchers are working from a New Zealand model and will apply it to 10 sites in Manitoba and Nova Scotia.

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2010-08-27

Powerful Listening: A Practitioner Research Project on Story and Difference in Adult Literacy (2009)

This report describes a collaborative research project entitled "The Uses of Narrative in Adult Literacy Teaching and Learning." A team of nine community-based practitioners/researchers based in Toronto met monthly, from September 2007 to July 2008, to reflect on their practice and on themselves as practitioners through the lens of story and diversity.

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2010-05-14

From Practitioner to Researcher and Back Again (2009)

An Ethnographic Case Study of a Research-In-Practice Project

This thesis was prepared to fulfil the requirements for a doctor of philosophy degree in educational studies at the University of British Columbia.

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2010-04-28

Exploring Participatory Approaches within Community-Based Adult Literacy Programs in Canada (2009)

Prepared as a requirement for a master of arts degree at Alberta’s Athabasca University, this thesis offers a qualitative approach to research on adult literacy.

The author focuses on participatory literacy education, which is based on the belief that learners themselves should be at the centre of literacy instruction, defining their own needs and working out approaches to meeting those needs.

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2010-03-31

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