Bow Valley College

Is technology changing the meaning of literacy, and if so, then how is it changing teaching and learning in adult literacy programs? (2013)

Digital technology is becoming ever more prevalent in society. For adult literacy practitioners, the challenge is to find ways to integrate digital literacy skills with the more traditional teaching approaches, says the author of this paper.

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2013-12-03

Libraries, Literacy, and Social Inclusion (2013)

On the surface, it seems that everyone feels welcome at their community library, says the author of this paper. But many people are intimidated by libraries and, for a variety of reasons, feel they are not welcome.

The author looks at a number of programs designed to encourage libraries to draw in socially marginalized groups, which may include the poor, the elderly, Aboriginal people, the unemployed, and immigrants.

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2013-11-12

A Selected Literature Review for Adult Learner Success: Aboriginal Upgrading Program (2012)

Published by Bow Valley College in Calgary, Alberta, this document is based on a review of studies by Aboriginal scholars, as well as relevant government reports. The authors’ goal was to implement promising practices suggested by the literature into the college’s Aboriginal upgrading program.

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2013-03-01

Essential Skills and Social & Economic Equality [Video – 10:07] (2012)

This video features Scott Murray, president of DataAngel Policy Research, discussing the links between literacy levels, and social and economic equality.

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2012-12-11

Work Readiness Program (2009)

This case study looks at a work readiness program developed by Bow Valley College in Calgary, Alberta, for Inuvialuit young people. The Inuvialuit are Inuit people who live in Canada’s western Arctic region.

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2012-11-21

An Analysis of Adult Aboriginal Literacy Levels in the Northwest Territories – How skills influence outcomes - Part 3 [Video – 7:36] (2011)

This video is part of a presentation by T. Scott Murray on the results of an analysis, completed in 2010, of adult Aboriginal literacy levels in the Northwest Territories, and the effects of those levels on individuals, communities, and the nation. Murray is the president of DataAngel Policy Research, which collaborated with Bow Valley College in Calgary, Alberta, to produce the videos.

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2012-06-14

An Analysis of Adult Aboriginal Literacy Levels in Canada – How we think about skills and how skills relate to policy – Part 2 [Video – 14:08 (2011)

This is the second of four sections of a video presentation by T. Scott Murray, president of DataAngel Policy Research, which collaborated with Bow Valley College in Calgary, Alberta, to produce the series.

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2012-06-06

Part 1: An Analysis of Adult Aboriginal Literacy Levels in the Northwest Territories [Video - 10:06] (2011)

Literacy Skill Requirements in the Northwest Territories and the Ability of Aboriginal Peoples to Compete

This video is the first section of a four-part presentation by T. Scott Murray on the results of an analysis, completed in 2010, of adult Aboriginal literacy levels in the Northwest Territories, and the effects of those levels on individuals, communities, and the nation. Murray is the president of DataAngel Policy Research, which collaborated with Bow Valley College in Calgary, Alberta, to produce the videos.

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2012-06-01

Understanding Aboriginal Literacy Markets in Canada: A segmentation analysis (2011)

This report explores the role that literacy plays in Canada’s labour markets, with a specific focus on how literacy influences the success of the country’s Aboriginal populations.

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2011-12-06

Essential Skills and Standard Aero (2009)

This is one in a series of case studies examining Essential Skills development in the workplace. In this instance, the focus is on Standard Aero, an international company specializing in the maintenance and repair of turbine engines.

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2011-06-24

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