Research

Putting a Price Tag on Learning (2006)

The financial and social costs to adult learners in PEI

Adults returning to school face many challenges, finacial as well as academic. This report presents the results of a research project that explores the financial challenges facing individuals enrolled in the Adult Education program at Holland College in PEI. In this project, the author surveyed students in five Holland College Adult Education classrooms across PEI seeking information to answer the following questions:

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2008-01-31

Unlocking Language: The Classic Readability Studies (2006)

Volume 1: 1921-E. L. Thorndike and the Familiar Word

This document includes:
- Introduction
- Word Knowledge in the Elementary School
- The Word Counts and Credits
- General Results- The Results in Detail
- The Adequacy of the Counts
- Uses of the List in the Teacher's Word Book
- The Establishment and Clarification of Standards
- The Evaluation of Text-Books
- Selection and Graduation of Readers
- Material for Phonic Drills

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2008-01-04

See Me: Use of Personal Narrative in the Classroom (2006)

In this research report, the author's argue that the use of students’ personal narratives in the classroom is a valuable teaching strategy because it facilitates the students’ understanding of specific course content, it enhances their engagement with classmates, class activities and course content and, as well, it creates a classroom community.

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2007-12-13

From Concrete to Abstract: The Benefits of Using a Guided Reflective Writing Technique with Adult Literacy Students (2006)

This document describes the Guided Reflective Writing Technique (GRWT), an intervention writing activity which the author designed, developed, and taught. She used this activity at the end of every class session with her students.

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2007-12-13

Catching Our Breath: Collaborative Reflection-on-Action in Remote-Rural BC (2006)

This research report talks about the changes that happen when literacy practitioners begin using collaborative reflection-on-action and take the time to see and act on these changes because of describing, processing and exploring various elements of their practice.

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2007-12-13

Workplace Learning (2007)

Understanding Return on Investment to Training & Other Business Results

This document includes the following articles:
- It's the Talent, Stupid
- Employee Training Delivers Results
- Investment in Apprenticeship Nets Positive Return for Employers
- How to Measure Training ROI
- A New Frontier for Workplace Literacy

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2007-12-07

What Learners Want (2006)

A Summary of Focus Groups and Interviews with Adult Learners in Saskatchewan

This document includes:
- An Introduction — Executive Summary
- A Summary of Focus Groups
- Personal Interviews Regarding other SLN Services
- Report Summary
- Appendices

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2007-12-06

Making Math Concrete (and Iron, and Plastic) (2005)

Numeracy and construction trades

Making Math Concrete (and Iron, and Plastic) is an article that appears in the spring 2005 issue of the journal "Literacies." In this article, "Literacies" interviews Sue Grecki, a workplace educator with the BC Construction Industry Skills Improvement Council (SkillPlan), who is involved in a numeracy research project with the University of British Columbia.

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2007-10-02

Promoting and Encouraging Training in the Canadian Food Retail / Wholesale Industry (2001)

This document entitled "Promoting and Encouraging Training in the Canadian Food Retail / Wholesale Industry" includes the following:
- Background and Purpose;
- Overview of the Training Models;
- Company Approaches in Food Retail and Retail;
- Independents/Small Chains;
- Larger Retail or Food Retail and Wholesale Chains;
- Canadian Sectoral Approaches;
- Canadian Business/Labour Approaches;

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2007-09-14

The Role and Performance of Labour-sponsored Investment Funds in the Canadian Economy (1995)

An Institutional Profile

This research report was prepared to assist the Canadian Labour Market and Productivity Centre's (CLMPC) Task Force on Access to Capital, which has examined issues pertaining to the financing of Canadian high value - added investment. CLMPC research into labour-sponsored investment funds reflects original, detailed study of these relatively new actors in Canada's financial system.

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2007-08-28

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