The Centre for Literacy

Stella's Circle: Hope Lives Here (2012)

Presentation at the Fall Institute 2012, Saint John, NB – October 14 – 16, 2012

This presentation explains how a social services agency in St. John’s, Newfoundland, is using social enterprise to provide education and training to men and women who have significant barriers to employment. Stella’s Circle refers to the programs offered by Stella Burry Community Services, named for a pioneering social worker in Newfoundland.

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2013-01-14

Bringing Social Impact Bonds to New York City (2012)

Presentation at the Fall Institute 2012, Saint John, NB – October 14 – 16, 2012

This presentation offers an overview of a City of New York program aimed at reducing the rate of reoffending among young prison inmates, and funded through an investment vehicle called a social impact bond, which encourages private-sector funding for promising social programs.

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2013-01-08

The Longitudinal Study of Adult Learning: Challenging Assumptions (2012)

Research Brief

This document offers a brief account of a study, carried out between 1998 and 2007, of 1,000 high school dropouts in the Portland, Oregon, area of the United States.

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2012-07-10

Embedding literacy and essential skills in workplace learning: Breaking the solitudes (2012)

This literature review explores the concept of “embedded” workplace literacy and essential skills (WLES) education as a subset of general workplace learning. “Embedding” refers to various models that incorporate relevant learning activities into the teaching and learning of other workplace skills and knowledge.

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2012-07-04

Calgary Charter on Health Literacy (2011)

Rationale and Core Principles for the Development of Health Literacy Curricula

This document grew out of a three-day institute held in Calgary, Alberta, in October 2008, which brought together participants from Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom.

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2011-03-25

Measures of Success - Workplace Literacy & Essential Skills: Background Paper (2010)

This document provides background information on a three-year project that will test a model for evaluating the long-term impact of workplace literacy and essential skills training. The researchers are working from a New Zealand model and will apply it to 10 sites in Manitoba and Nova Scotia.

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2010-08-27
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