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Adult Literacy Resources (2008)

Best books and links for tutors to try!

This document contains a list of books, web sites and other learning tools that an adult literacy tutor would find useful. The resources have been organized according to subject such as math, early readers, spelling, etc. The Halifax Community Learning Network compiled this list of resources after hosting a series of Tutor Learning Circles in 2007.

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2008-03-07

Language, Literacy & Healthy Development: The Work of CAPC and CPNP Projects (2004)

Literacy is related in multiple ways to healthy development. Consequently, it has become a serious concern for Health Canada. The effects of literacy on health are both direct and indirect; whether the health issue is the safe administration of medications and infant formulas or the ability to secure food and housing, literacy is involved.

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2005-05-25

Developing Successful Strategies for At-Risk Youth (2004)

An Annotated List of Resources for Those Designing Youth Programmes

Teachers and educators want to improve the likelihood of students graduating from high school and want to support youth who have already dropped out of school. These young people are what are usually referred to as “at-risk youth”. "At-risk youth" may also apply to those who have emotional or behavioural issues. Many factors contribute to youth becoming at risk.

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2005-02-16

Best Practices in the Adult Setting (2003)

This report builds on the document, Best Practices for Adult Literacy, which investigated best practices for facilitating the development literacy among adults.

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2004-11-22

Literacy and Poverty (2000)

The Literacy is for Life Fact Sheet series is a series of two-pager highlights on literacy and related topics.

This Fact Sheet highlights Literacy and Poverty and how Canada's high rate of illiteracy/undereducation is not simply an education problem. It is a symptom of deep and widespread social inequality created, in large part, by poverty.

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2004-11-04

Literacy and Libraries (2000)

The Literacy is for Life Fact Sheet series is a series of two-pager highlights on literacy and related topics.

This Fact Sheet highlights Literacy and Libraries and the roles libraries play in increasing the literacy levels of Canadians.

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2004-11-04

Literacy and Learning Disabilities (2000)

The Literacy is for Life Fact Sheet series is a series of two-pager highlights on literacy and related topics.

This Fact Sheet highlights Literacy and Learning Disabilities. Learning disabilities affect at least 10% of Canadians. More than 80% of these experience difficulty in learning to read. Studies show that literacy is a key determinant of health.

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2004-11-04

Literacy and Health (2002)

The Literacy is for Life Fact Sheet series is a series of two-pager highlights on literacy and related topics.

This Fact Sheet highlights Literacy and Health. Studies show that literacy is a key determinant of health.

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2004-11-04

Literacy and the Workforce (2000)

The Literacy is for Life Fact Sheet series is a series of two-pager highlights on literacy and related topics.

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2004-11-04

Literacy and Older Adults (2000)

The Literacy is for Life Fact Sheet series is a series of two-pager highlights on literacy and related topics.

This Fact Sheet highlights Literacy and Older Adults and how the older a person is, the less likely her or she is to have the literacy skills needed for everyday life in Canada.

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2004-11-04

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