Research reports

Computer Based Learning - Development and Integration into Deaf Programming (2002)

This is a report on a project begun by Mohawk College, based in Hamilton, Ontario in 1998 and completed in March 2002 in which the College researched the integration of computer-based learning into literacy classrooms for deaf adults.

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2008-06-17

Environmental Scan: Literacy Work in Canada (2007)

Summary Report

During the fall of 2007, Movement for Canadian Literacy conducted an environmental scan of the anglophone literacy field in Canada, gathering data through the use of key informant interviews and a literature review. The intent of this scan was to set the stage for a larger study of the sector. It was necessary to conduct this scan because much of the knowledge about literacy work in Canada is informal and anecdotal.

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2008-06-11

Linkages: Connecting Literacy and English as a Second Language (2007)

Discussion Paper: What do we know about the Connections between Literacy and English as a Second Language in Canada?

This discussion paper highlights and summarizes current Canadian research over the last five to seven years on connections between literacy and English as a Second Language in terms of key themes, issues, gaps and needed strategies. The paper also reflects the perspectives of a small number of key informants from the literacy, English as a Second Language, and settlement fields on key themes.

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2008-06-09

Communicating Health Information: A Needs Assessment of Health Professionals in PEI (2008)

The research presented in this report is a needs assessment of health professionals communicating health information. It complements a previous research project carried out by the PEI Literacy Alliance, entitled "Health Information Needs of Adult Learners in PEI." The intent of this research is to create a snapshot of the issues facing health professionals when communicating with patients.

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2008-05-23

Human Capital and Canadian Provincial Standards of Living (2006)

What determines the differences in living standards across economies over the long run? This is the basic question that the authors of this paper attempt to answer. More specifically, this paper examines the role of human capital accumulation in explaining relative levels of income per capita across Canadian provinces between 1951 and 2001.

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2008-05-23

Lessons Learned (2000)

Adult Literacy: Policies, Programs and Practices

This is a report of the latest study in Human Resources Development Canada's (HRDC) “Lessons Learned” series. This study summarizes lessons learned from policies, programs and practices directed at adult literacy over the past decade, in the context of industrialized economies.

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2008-05-16

Application of Telecommunications Devices for the Deaf to Adult Literacy Instruction in the Hearing Community (2005)

This document is a thesis submitted to the University of Athabasca by a student completing a Master of Distance Education degree. The intent of the research project described in this paper was to determine if the Telecommunications Devices for the Deaf (TDD) could be used to improve access to adult literacy services and the quality of instruction that is provided to rural residents.

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2008-05-05

Growing Our Way (2004)

A Report on the Professional Development Project

The Literacy Coordinators of Alberta (now Literacy Alberta) launched the Professional Development Project in the fall of 2002 to research and plan professional development for coordinators of community adult literacy programs. The purpose of this report is to document the Professional Development Project research process, to report on learnings from the research, and to present the proposed professional development program.

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2008-04-25

Improvements... no less than Heroic (2007)

Harm Reduction and Learning in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside

This report presents the findings of a research project conducted over a two-year period by Capilano College instructors as part of their work with adults with “high-risk” lifestyles (including drug use, working in the sex trade, living with violent partners and being street-involved) at two learning centres in Vancouver’s downtown east side.

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2008-04-23

Family Literacy in Ontario - The State of Family Literacy Programming (2006)

Executive Summary of a Provincial Survey

This report presents the findings of a research study on family literacy in Ontario. Using focus groups and a province-wide survey of more than 100 family literacy practitioners, this study takes a snapshot of family literacy activity in Ontario. The study is designed to identify issues and gaps in the current family literacy infrastructure and to identify effective and sustainable options for family literacy delivery.

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2008-04-23

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