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Study Reveals Cracks in Canada's Literacy Foundation: Community says politics must not stand in the way of progress - comments by MCL (2005)

This press release from the Movement for Canadian Literacy regarding the 2003 International Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey (IALLSS) which reveals serious cracks in Canada's literacy foundation with as many as 4 in 10 Canadian adults below the skill level considered necessary to thrive in today's knowledge society.

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2006-03-30

Quality Storytents (2006)

A Resource for Family, Early Childhood and Community Literacy Workers

The Quality Storytent Program is a means of providing literacy access and support where these might not otherwise appear.

The document includes the following:
1- An introduction to storytent
2- The philosophy behind it
3- How to plan for one
4- How to deliver a Quality storytent
5- Special challenges
6- References and indexes.

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2006-03-17

Pet Groomer Demonstration - LBS Level 3/4 (2005)

The Pet Groomer Demonstration - LBS Level 3/4 booklet gives learners and instructors information on a career as a pet groomer.

It includes essential core skills chart, exercises and answer keys, demonstration overview, practitioner instructions and other useful information.

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2006-03-10

Lifelong Learning - Quality Adult Learning Opportunities (2005)

Policy Statement on Adult and Lifelong Learning

In order for New Brunswickers to benefit from the Adult and Lifelong Learning stepping stone, the government of NB will work with its partners to achieve the following six objectives:
I. Increase Participation Levels in Adult and Lifelong Learning in New Brunswick
II. Improve Literacy Skills of Adults in New Brunswick

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2006-02-21

Dani Harder - Memories of a Life Well Lived (2002)

For almost three years, Dani was a volunteer tutor in the Independent Studies program at Frontier College, where she acted as a classroom teaching assistant helping students in our three literacy classes to learn.

This is a tribute to Dani and a life well lived.

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2006-02-09

Family Literacy in Ontario (2006)

Putting it on the Map!

This position paper presents a vision of a professional, fully funded and secure infrastructure for family literacy.

Investing in family literacy programming is a concrete and proactive way to
address the educational and training needs of Ontario's future.

By investing in family literacy, Ontario can take its place as a leader in the area of this important intergenerational approach.

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2006-02-08

Can Massive Injections of Adult Literacy Education Improve Children's Reading Skills? (2006)

In this article, the author discusses the data released in the 2005 National Center for Education Statistics showing 30 years of National Assessment of Educational progress.

The author suggests that it is time to acknowledge adult literacy to improve children's reading skills.

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2006-02-08

Finding Their Voice: (2005)

Civic Engagement Among Aboriginal and New Canadians

Why is it important to have a greater understanding of how Aboriginal Canadians and New Canadians engage in civic life and what their values are? Given current demographic trends, these groups are and will continue to be increasingly important players in the way Canada is growing and changing. During the 1990s, more immigrants came to Canada than in any previous decade.

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2006-02-03

Literacy Volunteers - Value Added - Research Report (2005)

The Literacy Volunteers: Value Added Research Report represents the results of six months of research conducted in 2005 by Community Literacy of Ontario (CLO) with literacy agencies and volunteers to better understand the economic and social value that volunteers bring to Anglophone community-based literacy programs throughout the province of Ontario.

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2005-12-30

Literacy Volunteers - Value Added - Toolkit (2005)

The purpose of this toolkit to provide you with practical resources and tools (both new and updated versions) that will help your agency with its volunteer management needs.

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2005-12-30

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