2008

Weaving a Tapestry of Stories: A Community Literacy Plan for the South Okanagan-Similkameen (2008)

The South Okanagan Similkameen Literacy Now Task Force was created in 2006 with the goal of developing a plan for increasing literacy levels in that region of British Columbia. This document outlines the plan that was developed, based on values of inclusion, lifelong learning, and building on existing strengths.

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2011-07-19

Roots and Connections Curriculum (2008)

A culturally integrated ESL curriculum for community orientation in Alberta

Roots and Connections is an English as a Second Language (ESL) program aimed mainly at new Canadians who may feel isolated in Alberta’s rural communities.

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2011-07-08

Roots and Connections Toolkit (2008)

A culturally integrated ESL curriculum for community orientation in Alberta

This toolkit is part of the Roots and Connections program, an English as a Second Language (ESL) program aimed primarily at new Canadians who may feel isolated in Alberta’s rural communities.

The authors have included resources for both those involved in planning a program and for the program instructors.

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2011-07-08

Roots and Connections Instructor Guide (2008)

A culturally integrated ESL curriculum for community orientation in Alberta

This training guide has been developed to help instructors use Roots and Connections, an English as a Second Language (ESL) program aimed primarily at new Canadians who may feel isolated in Alberta’s rural communities.

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2011-07-08

Roots and Connections Program Planning Guide (2008)

A culturally integrated ESL curriculum for community orientation in Alberta

Roots and Connections is an English as a Second Language (ESL) program aimed primarily at new Canadians who may feel isolated in Alberta’s rural communities.

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2011-07-08

Literacy Programs for Children: Grade 7 to 12 (2008)

Final Report

Between 2005 and 2008, Frontier College researched the impact of its Grade 7-12 tutoring programs in 13 towns and cities in Ontario. Information was collected through surveys, focus groups and interviews, and by examining academic data.

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2011-07-05

Survey Report: Use of work-related materials in instruction (2008)

This document describes the results of an email survey carried out by SkillPlan, the BC Construction Industry Skills Improvement Council, to examine usage patterns of work-related materials from the practitioner point of view.

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2011-06-23

Impacts of Low Literacy Levels in Rural New Brunswick: A literature review (2008)

This document outlines a study commissioned by the Rural Secretariat (New Brunswick) and carried out by the Rural and Small Town Programme at Mount Allison University in Sackville, NB. The study’s goal was to summarize the impacts of low literacy levels in rural New Brunswick through a literature review, and to provide a comprehensive inventory of all literacy programs and services available in the province as of March 2008.

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2011-06-17

Nourishing the Learning Spirit: Elders' Dialogue (2008)

In this document, the author provides an account of a forum for Aboriginal elders, organized by the Aboriginal Learning Knowledge Centre (AbLKC) and held in Loon Lake, Saskatchewan, in March 2008.

The “Elders’ Dialogue” event provided an opportunity to gather together male and female elders from diverse language groups to talk about the concepts of lifelong learning, the learning spirit and nourishing the learning spirit.

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2011-06-10

Young Adults in the North Share Their Stories [Video - 3:08] (2008)

This video, about three minutes in length, focuses on a program in Inuvik, Northwest Territories, to help young people improve their literacy skills and set goals for the future.

The program coordinator explains that her job was to create a 10-module literacy workshop aimed at young adults, between the ages of 15 and 29, who were not employed and not in school.

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2011-06-07

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