Youth

The Sky's the Limit (2006)

A Human Resource User Guide Targeting a Specific Client Group

This Human Resource User Guide focuses entirely on a target client group that have specific barriers to entering/re-entering the local labour market (i.e. minimal education, limited work experience, low self-esteem/confidence, social barriers, etc).

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2006-06-15

How to Help Your Child Learn to Read and Love Reading (2006)

Parent Guide

This guide was prepared for parents of children in grades 1 to 3, the time when most children learn to read. The guide contains tips to help your child read and develop a love of reading. Choose the tips that are the most helpful and fun for you and your child. This guide comes with a warm welcome from PEI's libraries. A new library keycard is attached to the cover of the guide.

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2006-06-13

Family Literacy in Ontario (2006)

Putting it on the MAP!

The positions and recommended actions in this working paper are framed and informed by a recent province-wide study survey of the state of family literacy programming in Ontario, commissioned by Action for Family Literacy Ontario (AFLO), a working group of the Ontario Literacy Coalition (OLC).

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2006-06-08

Share the Gift of Stories 2006 (2006)

Literacy for Life Foundation is proud to share the stories created by children and adults in the Municipal District of Foothills #31. Some of the stories were written to help celebrate Family Literacy Day on January 27, and others were submitted by families involved in our Building Blocks program.

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2006-05-26

"I've opened up" (2006)

Exploring Learners' Perspectives on Progress

This project explored what constitutes progress in community-based literacy programs from the perspective of learners. The research took place between December 2004 and January 2006.

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2006-05-25

Storytelling (1998)

A Foundational Pillar of Literacy

Stories fill every comer of our lives. They come to us unsolicited as we overhear a conversation on the bus, and shock us as we listen to the evening news. We surround our children with stories, reading storybooks to them and encouraging them to read good literature, in the hope that they will visit-in their imagination-a world beyond ours.

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2006-05-24

Annotated Bibliography of Aboriginal Books (2006)

Pre-School to Adult

Over the years, many people have asked us to put together a package of information on Aboriginal literature that is suitable for different age groups. That task, however, is not particularly easy. An extensive array of material is available nowadays, but should it all be included in such a list?

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2006-05-19

Boys' and Girls' Literacy: Closing the Gap (2004)

"The Boys' and Girls' Literacy: Closing the Gap" project is unique in that it aims to develop strategies that would particularly have a positive impact on boys' literacy. This holds substantial merit in that the strategies and methodologies selected to address the literacy performance of boys would not disadvantage girls. These strategies included literature circles, male mentors, and providing boy-friendly reading materials.

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2006-05-10

Building Aboriginal Literacy (2006)

Share Your Language, Share Your Culture

The Northwest Territories has eleven official languages -- nine of these are Aboriginal. To maintain and revitalize these languages, it's important for children to learn their language. This booklet will help families support language development within the family. The activities are simple and can be part of everyday living.

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2006-05-10

Adult literacy and economic growth (2004)

This paper looks at whether an increase in the basic literacy skills of adults would have a positive effect on the New Zealand economy. It finds good evidence for the benefits of literacy: studies
consistently find that adults with better literacy skills are more likely to be employed, and to earn more, than those with poorer literacy skills, even when taking account of other factors which affect work performance.

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2006-04-11

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