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Teaching and Learning Employability Skills to Develop the Whole Person at Bow Valley College: The Personal Employment & Academic Competencies Initiative (1999)

The Personal Employment and Academic Competencies (PEAC) course offered by Bow Valley College in Alberta helps adult learners and at-risk youth strengthen the academic skills they need to succeed as students, and the personal employability skills they need to prepare for the world of work.

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2013-12-11

ScottishPower Learning's School-to-Work Education and Training Programs: Empowering socially excluded youth and building future managers' leadership, communication and social skills (2001)

Winner, Global Best Award for Corporate Leadership, 2001

ScottishPower, one of the 12 largest electrical groups in the world, helps young people build their skills, get workplace experience, and make the transition into the world of work.

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2013-11-27

Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board's Strategy for Developing Students' Employability Skills: The Power of Building on Learners' Strengths (1999)

Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board in Ontario is using a comprehensive strategy to support every step of the career education learning process for secondary students, including those at risk of dropping out.

The board helps students learn about themselves by providing them with Career.MAX, a self-assessment tool that helps students identify their skill strengths, and explore career options related to those strengths.

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2013-10-22

International Dialogue on Resilience: Promising Practices for School Systems (2009)

Dialogue Proceedings

This document outlines the work of an international gathering of researchers, practitioners, and policymakers from Canada, Germany, Australia, and the United States, who met in Ottawa, Ontario, in late 2009 to discuss practical approaches to promoting resilience in children and youth as learners.

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2013-06-03

Critical Crossroads: Youth, Criminal Justice and Literacy - Final report (2012)

This document summarizes the proceedings and recommendations of a national forum that brought together experts in education, social services, and the justice system to encourage action on the issue of literacy for youth in conflict with the law. Teachers, politicians, police, parole officers, students, community workers, and volunteers attended conferences held concurrently in cities around Canada on June 5, 2012.

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2013-01-04

Critical Crossroads: Youth, Criminal Justice and Literacy Discussion Paper (2012)

The goal of this paper is to encourage critical discussion and future planning for effective and measurable literacy programming for youth in conflict with the law in Canada.

The authors note that literacy is critical to both the reduction and prevention of criminal involvement for young people, and describe their paper as a call to action for coordinated services and programming for youth, before, during or after incarceration.

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2012-06-22

No “drop” in the bucket: the high costs of dropping out (2009)

Lessons in Learning – February 4, 2009

Despite recent declines in high school dropout rates, thousands of young Canadians still leave high school every year without a diploma.

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2012-04-30

Why boys don't like to read: Gender differences in reading achievement (2009)

Lessons in Learning – February 18, 2009

In Canada, standardized assessments reveal a persistent literacy gap between boys and girls, with girls outperforming boys in reading.

The authors point to many factors that contribute to the gender gap in literacy, including test bias; differences in reading attitudes, behaviours and preferences; and limited availability of reading material that appeals to boys.

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2012-03-05

Educator Handbook for ADHD (2004)

This handbook for educators on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) provides readers with basic information about this disorder. It has been organized to address the following topics:

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2009-03-18

Resources for Youth Literacy: The Photography Project (2002)

This document describes a literacy project conducted in the Simcoe County region of Ontario that utilized photography as way to engage students. The target group for this project was youth ages 16 to 24 years who had left the school system.

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2008-07-11

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