Frontier College Press

Frontier College Letters (1999)

One Hundred Years of Teaching, Learning and Nation Building

This document was published in 1999 to mark the hundredth anniversary of Frontier College, a Canada-wide organization that teaches literacy skills and nurtures lifelong learning through a range of programs in a variety of settings.

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2011-08-16

How to Train Homework Club Volunteers (2007)

A Frontier College Tutor's Guide

Frontier College developed this guide as an aid for those involved in training volunteer homework club tutors. The purpose of tutor training is to extend tutors’ knowledge, strengthen their skills and increase their confidence so they feel prepared to tutor. This resource guide has been designed for both new and experienced facilitators.

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2008-03-26

Year Book 2: Independent Studies 2004-2005 (2005)

A compilation of stories, photos and thoughts about the 2004 - 2005 Frontier College Independent Studies Program.

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2006-08-18

Evaluating Learning (2005)

Qualitative Methods to Document and Assess Informal Literacy Learning

Frontier College is well known for it’s Student Centred Individualized Learning (SCIL) approach to helping people improve their literacy skills. Since SCIL is a flexible, student-centred, qualitative approach to learning, Frontier College is looking at ways use qualitative methods to document the effectiveness of their learning interventions.

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2006-08-10

Tree of Life: Student Autobiographies (2002)

Every year, the Independent Studies class at Frontier College publishes a book of student writing. They have been doing this for 20 years. In 2002, we thought we would document a project that we worked on in our Self-Management/Literacy class from April to June of 2002. This project was about writing an autobiography.

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2006-07-20

Literacy and Technology Website Review (2000)

Frontier College presents Literacy and Technology Website Reviews of sites within these 6 categories: Children, Youth, English as a Second Language, Adult Literacy Activities, Resources and Mathematics.

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2000-09-21

On the Margins (1998)

Creating Opportunities for Learning with Computer Technology for Homeless People

Beat the Street is a program of Frontier College offering basic literacy instruction and upgrading to street youth and homeless adults. A computer lab with Internet access was donated to Beat the Street in 1996. This report is about Beat the Street's study of computer technology and how it can be used effectively.

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2000-08-22

A Toolbox for ESL Tutors (2000)

An Instructional Guide for Teaching English as a Second Language to Newcomers

This book is designed for tutors or teachers of English as a Second Language. It provides lesson plans based on thematic units. The ESL Tutor Toolbox is designed to provide tutors/teachers with practical lesson activities. The Toolbox activities provide tutors/teacher with ideas for lessons that can be adapted and or expanded depending on the student's interest, goals and prior knowledge.

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2000-01-01

Research Into Providing Literacy/Upgrading Programs For Youth Who Have Dropped Out Of School (1999)

This is a special project of Frontier College. Strong literacy skills are a predictor of success in school and in the workplace. Many Canadian youth (aged 16-24) who have dropped out of school have low literacy skills. Even if they wish to return to school, they have to overcome a number of barriers which contribute to their low-literacy skills in the first place.

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1999-01-01
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