Research reports

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

Canadian Colleges & Institutes - Meeting the Needs of Aboriginal Learners (2005)

An Overview of Current Programs and Services, Challenges, Opportunities and Lessons Learned

The Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC) Strategic Focus priorities for 2005-2006 included Aboriginal peoples’ access to post-secondary education, and enhancing student success support mechanisms in colleges and institutes which are grounded in Aboriginal values, culture and tradition.

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2006-12-14

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

Pedagogy in practice (2005)

an observational study of literacy, numeracy and language teachers

The aim of this New Zealand study was to gain an overview of how teachers teach literacy, numeracy and language (LNL) in New Zealand, by observing 15 literacy, language and numeracy teachers from tertiary institutions, community organisations, workplaces and private training establishments.

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2006-10-05

Working in the Light of Evidence, as well as Aspiration (2005)

A Literature Review of the Best Available Evidence about Effective Adult Literacy, Numeracy and Language Teaching

This document originates from the New Zealand Ministry of Education. The purpose of this literature review is to provide a critical evaluation of the available research evidence about effective practices in literacy, numeracy and language (LNL) teaching and programme provision in order to inform policy development within the broader arena of foundation learning.

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2006-10-03

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

From Books as Coasters to Bedtime Stories (2006)

Family Literacy in Alberta's Next Generation

Pivotal Research partnered with the Centre for Family Literacy in Edmonton, Alberta, to research family literacy in the workplace. The purposes of the research were to identify current family literacy practices and the implications for Alberta’s next generation and to understand the human stories behind literacy statistical data.

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2006-08-31

Adult Literacy (2006)

This study, prepared under the auspices of the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL), is one of a series of reports on the state adult learning in Canada. The reports were intended to offer a knowledge baseline for the Adult Learning Knowledge Centre, which had recently been established at the University of New Brunswick.

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2006-08-08

Strangers in a Strange Land: Teachers' Beliefs About Teaching and Learning French as a Second Language in Online Learning Environments (2000)

This study first aims to profile the beliefs of teachers of French as a second and foreign language (FSFL) about teaching and learning in online learning environments (OLEs). Secondly, it aims to understand in what ways the beliefs reflect the evolution of approaches, learning theories and use of technology in the teaching of FSFL throughout the past century.

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2006-06-11

Innovative Approaches ... and Promising Directions (2006)

Meeting the Needs of Underrepresented Populations in College Academic Upgrading Programs

In an effort to examine the practices and structures currently in place in Academic Upgrading Programs on which future initiatives can be built, the College Sector Committee for Academic Upgrading (CSC) launched the Innovative Approaches and Promising Directions project with the support of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU).

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2006-05-30

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