Reports

Report of the Literacy & Lifelong Learning Working Group (2011)

Strengthening the Saskatchewan public library system's role in promoting, delivering and supporting literacy and lifelong learning opportunities for all

This report summarizes the findings of a working group established to develop a vision for the role of public libraries in literacy and lifelong learning for the people of Saskatchewan.

Based on consultations with stakeholders across the province, the authors present a series of recommendations for Saskatchewan’s provincial government; municipalities; public library systems; and the First Nations and Aboriginal library community.

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2011-07-14

Myth, Romance, and Reality: Recognizing Experiential Learning in University Contexts (2008)

Practitioners at Athabasca University have observed gaps between learners' romanticized views of past events and thepedagogical or cognitive contribution of those events to learning. The need to acknowledge and close these

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2009-11-10

Filling The Gap: Building communities to support the aspiring apprentice (2008)

This research report aims to provide valuable insights for the Literacy and Basic Skills program (LBS). These tools and insights are meant for managers and instructors in community agencies across Ontario who wish to develop programming that will allow their learners to explore and prepare for apprenticeship in ways that are relevant and effective.

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2009-07-22

Post-secondary Education in Canada: Meeting our needs? (2009)

As the world struggles with the uncertainty of a major economic downturn, the need to ensure that Canadians have the right skills and knowledge for a sustainable economy is suddenly crucial. Post-secondary education (PSE) plays a key role in developing people’s potential and cultivating Canada’s human infrastructure.

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2009-07-22

State of the Field Review of Adult Learning Research: a report on the theme areas (2006)

This research review includes reports on seven theme areas of adult learning: literacy, culture, e-learning, gender, barriers and access, learning communities, and social movements. The document presents the common findings across the seven theme areas, an analysis of gaps in the existing research and recommendations for promising programs of inquiry.

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2009-07-16

State of Learning in Canada: Toward a Learning Future (2008)

What we've learned since 2007

The Canadian Council on Learning (CCL) is an independent, not-for-profit corporation funded through an agreement with Human Resources and Social Development Canada. This 2008 update provides further insight into Canada’s progress in learning through newly released or recently analyzed data. The State of Learning in Canada report examines many of the factors that contribute to successful lifelong learning within five key learning domains.

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2009-07-16

Getting Online: The GO Project (2008)

A Research Report on Online Learning for Canadian Literacy Practitioners

This document outlines national project designed to research trends, technologies, and promising practices in online and distance learning in the field of literacy in Canada. The project includes A Research Report on Online Learning for Canadian Literacy Practitioners, a Promising Practices manual, an online course, and self-directed training modules on the GO website.

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2009-07-03

Ready or Not... Perspectives on Literacy and Essential Skills in this Economic Downturn (2009)

A Canadian Baseline Study

In March 2009, MCL commissioned Resources for Results, a private research and evaluation firm, to conduct a baseline study to explore the effects of the recent economic downturn on literacy and essential skills programs across Canada.

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2009-07-03

Report on the 2008 National Symposium - Community Sustainability: Toward a culture of adult learning in Canada (2008)

The Adult Learning Knowledge Centre (AdLKC) is an initiative of the Canadian Council on Learning, a national independent, not-for-profit organization funded through an agreement with Human Resources and Skills Development Canada. Community Sustainability and Learning was the theme of AdLKC’s third national symposium, held June 23-25, 2008, in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

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2009-07-03

Library preschool storytimes: Developing early literacy skills in children (2008)

Public libraries have traditionally offered early literacy programming to preschool children in the form of story times. Do public library story times prepare children to be ready to learn when they enter school? Is there scientific research to support these intuitive beliefs? Are public libraries really setting the stage for future successes in learning?

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2009-06-24

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