Success

Literacy Changes Lives: Meet Michael Moore [Video - 1:35] (2012)

Produced by ABC Life Literacy Canada, this video is one in a series focusing on adults who have gone back to school to upgrade their skills.

It focuses on Michael Moore, a man who grew up struggling with literacy and, as an adult, faced problems with everyday tasks that involved literacy skills. Finally, at the age of 46, he decided to go back to school to improve his skills.

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2014-06-04

The Link Between Essential Skills and Success in Apprenticeship Training (2007)

An Analysis of Selected Essential Skills Initiatives Across Canada – Final report

This report was prepared by the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum, a not-for-profit organization that promotes and supports the apprenticeship training and education systems in Canada.

Research completed for this project suggests that there is a strong connection between an Essential Skills (ES) strategy and greater success in apprenticeship training, and in the workplace.

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2014-04-16

Perceived Success and Enjoyment in Elementary Physical Education (2007)

Journal of Applied Research on Learning, Vol. 1, No. 2, Article 1, 2007

This study investigated children’s feelings of success and enjoyment in elementary physical education (PE) activities, and examined the factors to which the children attribute those feelings.

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2014-03-21

Aboriginal Learning: A Review of Current Metrics of Success (2007)

This review is part of a larger project focused on redefining success in Aboriginal learning.

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2014-01-22

Following the Success: Promising Workplace Learning Practices in Marginalized Youth Employment (2009)

Final Research Paper

A great deal of research literature deals with the barriers to employment faced by youth on the margins of society. This document describes a project carried out in 2008 to learn more about the relationship between workplace learning practices, employment, and the success of marginalized youth.

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2013-09-24

Factors that Facilitate Adult Learner Success in the NWT (2013)

This report offers suggestions for facilitating learner success in adult literacy and basic education (ALBE) programs. It is based on a review of relevant literature, with a focus on Aboriginal learners; findings from previous research in the Northwest Territories (NWT) about non-academic outcomes for adult learners; information gained from an adult learner focus group; and interviews with three adult education instructors.

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2013-07-29

Math Instruction That Makes Sense: Frontier Centre for Public Policy – Policy Series No. 120, Sept. 2011 (2011)

The author of this position paper argues for a return to the basics for mathematics instruction in Canada’s public schools.

Provincial curriculum guides place a great deal of emphasis on problem solving and the conceptual understanding of mathematics, the author says. Students do not learn the standard sets of rules for math equations, and they fail to master basic math skills.

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2013-05-28

Adult Learner Stories of Success (2013)

This document contains the stories of 10 adult learners whose efforts have been recognized by the Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick (LCNB). All tell their stories in their own words.

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2013-05-10

An Entrepreneur's Success Story [Video - 1:31] (2011)

In this brief video, a woman describes how after years of working at three jobs to support her family, she improved her literacy skills and realized her dream of opening her own business.

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2012-12-18

Let's get Cooking! [Video - 1:08] (2011)

The subject of this brief video is a middle-aged man who, after working for 18 years changing truck tires, returned to school to earn his General Education Development (GED) diploma and then entered an apprenticeship program to become a cook. He now works as a cook at a large hotel.

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2012-12-03

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