2006

Writing for Results: A hands-on program to develop clear, effective writing skills (2006)

Instruction manual with participant handouts

The program outlined in this document has been developed to help people learn to write clearly and effectively at work, in the community, and at home.

The first principle underlying the program is that effective writing begins with a complete understanding of both the purpose of a piece of writing and its intended audience, while the second principle says that good writing is a process that takes time and follows certain steps.

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2014-03-26

Aboriginal Justice: Community Forum (2006)

Building a Community Network

This presentation was developed by the Centre for Education and Work (CEW), a not-for-profit organization affiliated with the University of Winnipeg in Manitoba.

It was prepared as part of the CEW’s community justice project, which developed learning materials for Aboriginal court workers.

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2014-02-25

The Importance of Signalling in Job Placement and Promotion (2006)

Research Paper

In economics, “signalling” refers to the idea that one party conveys some information about himself to another party. For example, in the job market, a potential employee sends out signals about his abilities by acquiring certain education credentials, which the employer assumes are a signal that the potential employee has greater ability.

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2013-10-02

Toward training: The meanings and practices of social change work in the arts (2006)

This document outlines a study designed to provide a foundation for the development of teaching and training activities at a new international centre for art and social change. Forty-six organizations and individual artists, from Canada, the United States, Europe, Australia, and Asia were interviewed for the project.

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2013-09-09

Who Likes Science and Why? Individual, Family and Teacher Effects (2006)

There is worldwide concern that young people seem to be losing interest in science and technology. This report examines the conditions that seem to make science more attractive for students, including fostering children’s natural curiosity, and the presence of positive attitudes towards science and math both at school and at home.

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2013-09-03

International e-learning strategies: Key findings relevant to the Canadian context (2006)

This study, prepared for the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL), has two main purposes: to examine major international initiatives in the field of e-learning; and to suggest a possible framework for a Canadian e-learning strategy.

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2013-07-03

Good news: Canada's high-school dropout rates are falling (2006)

Lessons in Learning – December 16, 2005

While much progress has been made across Canada in reducing the high-school dropout rate, the progress is much slower among certain groups, including Aboriginal students, those in rural areas, and young men. The authors of this article examine what is known about factors affecting high-school completion, and look at ways to encourage all students to complete high school.

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2013-05-08

Falling voter turnout: Is it linked to diminished civics education? (2006)

Lessons in Learning – January 18, 2006

Canada is one of many industrialized countries to see voter participation rates drop since 1990. Recent analyses suggest that the drop in voter participation is largely the result of very low turnout on election day among young voters.

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2013-04-25

How parents foster early literacy (2006)

Lessons in Learning – February 1, 2006

Current and emerging research is creating a greater understanding of the importance of the preschool years for early language and literacy development, the authors of this paper note. Society is beginning to learn which activities, tools, or programs can be used in the home or in child-care centres to give young children an advantage as they move into literacy.

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2013-04-19

Understanding the need for targeted workplace learning strategies (2006)

Lessons in Learning – February 17, 2006

While there has been greater recognition in recent years of the value of workplace learning, issues regarding inequality of access need to be addressed, according to the authors of this paper.

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2013-04-11

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