Research projects

Literacy and Learning: Acknowledging Aboriginal Holistic Approaches to Learning in Relation to "Best Practices" Literacy Training Programs (2003)

Final Report

This research project was developed to engage literacy stakeholders in a research initiative relevant to Aboriginal people. The intent is to facilitate a process that will ensure that Native literacy in Ontario is perceived, acknowledged and recognized “wholistically” as distinct to Aboriginal peoples, in relation to mainstream literacy.

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2004-08-30

Taking Off the Blindfold: Seeing How Literacy Affects Health (2004)

A Report of the Health Literacy in Rural Nova Scotia Research Project

It is well known that people who have trouble reading and writing often have poor health.

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2004-08-10

McGill Students for Literacy: A Feminist Assessment (1994)

Women's Education des femmes, Spring 1994 - Vol. 11, No. 1

McGill Students for Literacy (MSL) is an independent literacy organization founded and operated by McGill University students. Its mandate is to train McGill students to tutor adults and youth in basic literacy skills and to promote awareness of illiteracy issues. MSL's tutoring services are free and all of the students involved work as volunteers.

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2004-08-05

Labour Market Employability in Richmond County (2004)

Richmond County Literacy Network Strategic Development Plan

This report is an examination of labour market employability in Richmond County, Nova Scotia. It addresses the labour market issues of high unemployment and unfilled jobs or unrealized employment opportunities in Richmond County.

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2004-06-01

Urban Black and Caribbean Canadian Community Learning Resource Network Project (2003)

Final Report

This document is the final report of The Urban Black Community Learning Network, UBCLN, a technologically focused outreach project aimed primarily at assisting marginalized members of the community. The overall purpose of the project is and has been to advance awareness of technology tools and their application as a strategy for social, economic and learning development.

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2004-05-19

Reaching the People Who Need It Most (2004)

e-PD Reading and Response Pilot Summary Report

The e-PD Reading and Response Pilot is part of a larger College Sector Committee (CSC) project called Reaching the People Who Need It Most. The aim of the overall project is to identify more clearly the professional development(PD) needs of Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) college practitioners, and bring practitioners together to engage in relevant and meaningful PD activities.

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2004-05-12

Health Education In Massachusetts Adult Basic Education Programs (2004)

The Peer Leadership-Empowerment Model: Impacts And Outcomes—An Exploratory Study

This exploratory study was undertaken by the author as part of a sabbatical project. The purpose of the report is to document the peer leadership model of health education developed in Massachusetts, and the impacts and outcomes of years of work using this empowerment model.

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2004-05-10

Evaluation of Educational Freeware and Shareware Software Programs as Effective Resources for Adult Literacy Training Programs (2004)

This document describes a project carried out by the National Adult Literacy Database (NALD) to assess the value of a collection of freeware and shareware software intended for use in educational settings. The software programs, which offered instruction in literacy, basic math, and computer skills, were evaluated by adult learners at literacy centres in six communities across Canada.

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2004-04-08

The Effects of Disabilities on Literacy Skills (1999)

This study uses the International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) to provide an initial exploration of the literacy skills of individuals with disabilities. One of the motivations of the study is to see if disabilities have a negative impact on literacy skills, thus introducing an additional barrier to employability.

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2004-04-02

Literacy for Women on the Streets (2003)

This is a report on a research project designed to examine the impact of literacy activities on the lives of women working as sex-trade workers in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver. The authors describe the research and share the two-year tale of their experiences and findings so that funders, literacy and community development workers, and women living and working on the street will feel confident embarking on literacy programs together.

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2004-02-23

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