Research methods

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

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

More Complicated Than It Seems (2006)

A Review of Literature about Adult Numeracy Instruction

In this review of approaches to adult numeracy instruction, Ms. Nonesuch asks the question, “How can ABE math instructors apply research findings to their own teaching practice?”

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2006-12-18

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

Impact Study: Essential Skills and Food Sanitation and Hygiene Training - Final Report (2004)

The goals of the Essential Skills and Food Sanitation and Hygiene Training Impact Study were to research the correlation between food safety training and essential skills and to lay the foundation for the development of user-friendly, practical training materials for food safety certification.

This Final Report outlines the research undertaken and the recommendations put forward by the project partners.

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2006-09-15

Building on our Competencies: (2005)

Canadian Results of the International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey

This report presents the results of the 2003 International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey (IALSS) that measured the proficiencies in literacy, numeracy and problem solving of the Canadian population. It shows the skills distributions of the population of each of the ten provinces and three territories and of specific subpopulations, such as immigrants, Aboriginal peoples and minority language groups.

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2006-01-20

Academic Studies English - Writing Reports (1999)

Support Materials and Exercises

This is one of a series of support modules intended for the use of adults improving their literacy skills. Each module is matched to objectives and teaching points outlined in the Basic Academic Upgrading Curriculum Plan (English) (BAU-ENG) and/or the Intermediate Academic Upgrading – English Curriculum Plan (IAU-ENG), both New Brunswick Community College documents.

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2005-10-27

Discovering the Strength of Our Voices (1991)

Women and Literacy Programs

This report discusses a research project undertaken to:
• examine how gender and the power balance of the male/female relationship affect women's access to, and experience of, literacy programs and how it affects the impact of literacy programs on women
• determine how literacy programs and literacy practice might be changed to better respond to the reality of the lives of adult women learners, and

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2003-10-07

A Framework to Encourage and Support Practitioner Involvement in Adult Literacy Research in Practice in Canada (1999)

This report explains what "research in practice" means, provides information about what supports are needed, describes research in practice networks, offers suggestions for engaging in research in practice circles, and discusses some of the current issues and challenges. Finally, it provides examples of some adult literacy research in practice activities in Canada.

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2002-07-18

Action Research in Workplace Education (2001)

Handbook for Literacy Instructors, A

This handbook, based on a project funded by the National Literacy Secretariat, is built around the idea that action research can help change literacy practices as instructors actually become researchers.

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2002-02-08

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