2008

Taking Action: An Introduction (2008)

Integrating Essential Skills Training into the Workplace

This is an overview of the process for developing essential skills training for the workplace. The authors break the process down into seven steps: performing a needs assessment; identifying training objectives; selecting a training technique; integrating training into the workplace; finalizing training plans; obtaining employee and management support; and performing an evaluation.

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2010-10-01

Organizational Needs Assessment (2008)

This document offers organizations a framework for determining whether gaps in essential skills are affecting performance and identifying the skills that require upgrading.

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2010-09-30

Tools for Community Building Workbook (2008)

A Guide to Help People Plan Projects in Their Community

This workbook is designed for people who want to develop projects in their communities. It includes information on planning a project; writing a proposal; developing a communication strategy; and preparing an evaluation report at the end of the project.

The authors have included thee sample proposals, each accompanied by a cover letter and a support letter.

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2010-09-03

Community Works Handbook (2008)

This handbook is designed for adult learners who are doing volunteer placements as a means of strengthening their skills and preparing for paid employment.

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2010-08-31

A Practitioner's Guide to the Levels 1 and 2: Numeracy Benchmarks (2008)

This document provides suggestions for adult literacy practitioners who work with Levels 1 and 2 numeracy benchmarks. In the introduction, the author defines numeracy and explains how it differs from mathematics, then provides information about the numeracy benchmarks.

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2010-08-17

Learner Centred Intake and Assessment Process for Literacy Programs in Saskatchewan Manual (2008)

This document is a guide to the intake processes for Level 1 and Level 2 literacy programs. The author provides a guide for initial, ongoing and exit assessment processes; an exploration of the phases of assessment; an outline of the strengths and limitations of various types of assessment tools; guidelines for using a portfolio as an assessment tool; and suggestions for things to consider in selecting assessment tools.

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2010-08-17

Community Works Implementation and Process Guide (2008)

Heartwood House in Ottawa is an umbrella organization for more than a dozen non-profit groups. Since 2001, it has been the home of the lost and found division of OC Transpo, Ottawa’s public transit system. Clients of Heartwood House’s member agencies have the opportunity to volunteer at the lost and found division and, in the process, develop their literacy, employment and social skills.

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2010-08-10

Literacy and the Labour Market: Cognitive Skills and Immigrant Earnings (2008)

The authors of this document have used data from the International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey (IALSS) to analyse the role cognitive skills play in the fact that immigrants earn less than their Canadian-born counterparts.

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2010-08-06

Job Talk (2008)

This document is one in a series of three binders designed as resources for tutors of low-literacy adults. The goal of the series is to help tutors identify the workplace essential skills a student already has, increase his skill set, and develop his awareness of his own capabilities.

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2010-07-15

Job Numeracy (2008)

This document is one in a series of three tutor resources designed for tutors of low-literacy adults. The goal of the series is to help tutors identify the workplace essential skills a student already has, increase his skill set, and develop his awareness of his own capabilities.

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2010-07-15

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