1995

A Practical Guide to Family Literacy (1995)

The practical guide is intended as a resource book. It has been organized according to the process involved in developing an understanding of family literacy and initiating or building a program.
For more information, contact:
the Family Literacy Action Group of Alberta
200 Horticulture Station Road East
Brooks, Alberta T1R 1E5
(403) 362-1677 phone
(403) 362-8926 fax

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1995-01-01

A Pilot Project in Program Evaluation (1995)

A resource detailing a pilot project`s testing of program evaluation tools, with findings and recommendations.

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1995-01-01

The Challenges of Literacy and Employment - Facilitator's Notes (1995)

A collaborative project between Prospects Literacy Association and Edmonton Recycling Society. The focus of the project has been the experiences of two adults who are involved in a basic literacy program and who are employed as sorters at Edmonton Recycling Society.

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Blue Ink in My Pen (1995)

Written by adult literacy students at Prospects, this book is a compilation of their thoughts, feelings and perspectives about seven (7) works of art presented to them at the Edmonton Art Gallery.

For copies , contact :
Marie Lopes
Edmonton Art Gallery
2 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2C1
Tel.: (403) 422-6233

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The Challenges of Literacy and Employment (1995)

This book documents the challenges that face two Learners (Darren and Angele) as they must balance their employment responsibilities as well as their studies at Prospects Literacy Association. It is intended for adult educators who work in the field of literacy. With the book are Facilitator's Notes that suggest a variety of reading and writing activities for beginning readers.

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1995-01-01

Voices of Experience (1995)

Dropping Out? Think Twice

This book presents the real-life stories of people who left school without graduating.

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What Makes a Successful Workplace Education Program? (1995)

There are still no long-term policies in the field of workplace literacy in Canada, in part because there is little information to draw upon as to what has worked and not worked and why in program delivery. This qualitative study sought to find some of the answers to these questions.

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1995-01-01

The Persisting Power and Costs of the Literacy Myth (1995)

This article comments on "Literacy, Economy and Society: Results of the First International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS)." Topics include Themes in IALS, Problems with IALS, Contextualizing Literacy, Literacy Practices, Cultural Bias & Test Items, and more.

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Perceptions of Literacy and Adult Literacy Programs (1995)

There are numerous definitions of literacy but relatively few data on the views of adult learners in literacy programs regarding literacy and even fewer on the views of adult literacy instructors. This study examined the views of 94 learners and 31 teachers regarding literacy as well as the actual classroom experiences of a subgroup of learners.

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Microsoft Billionaire Answers the Question: How Important are Reading and Knowledge in the Age of Computers? (1995)

This article uses an interview with Bill Gates to discuss the importance of reading as a basis for learning.

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