Literacy BC

The ACME Guide to Literacy Practice in Community: A Conversation for Literacy Practitioners (2009)

This guide grew out of a project entitled "From the Ground Up: A Research-in-Practice Approach to Outcome-Oriented Program Evaluation," undertaken in British Columbia.

The authors explain that the guide was originally intended to be an informal introduction to measurement in literacy practice. As they wrote, they found themselves thinking more about the complexities of literacy itself and the essence of literacy practice.

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2012-01-24

Self-advocacy for People with Learning Disabilities: A Guide for Adult Educators (2011)

This guide is based on the principle that a learning disability affects not just literacy and learning, but also a person’s self-esteem, family and work life.

The author begins with an explanation of learning disabilities and sets out a plan for self-advocacy that includes analyzing the problem; formulating a solution; and deciding on an action plan.

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2011-06-17

Learning Together: A Guide to Community-Based Adult ESL & Literacy in British Columbia (2009)

The guide’s purpose is to support practitioners working in community programs for English as a Second Language (ESL) learners. The underlying premise is that those learners may represent a wide range of literacy levels.

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2010-04-14

Its Own Reward (2009)

A Guide to Community-Based Adult Literacy Volunteer Tutor Programs

This resource guide provides support to both individuals and groups involved in community-based adult literacy tutor programs. It is also intended for those who want to know more about starting a program. The guide contains information about volunteer tutor programs, including tutor training and volunteer management.

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2010-02-10

Monitoring and Assessment in Community-Based Adult Literacy Programs in British Columbia, Phase 1 (Definition and Selection of Benchmarks) (2007)

A Report to the British Columbia Ministry of Advanced Education

This report was commissioned and funded by the British Columbia Ministry of Advanced Education. It is Phase I of a three-phased initiative for the BC Ministry of Advanced Education to develop benchmarks or measurement standards for community-based literacy programs in that province. Phase I recommends a province-wide system for monitoring and assessing the progress of adults in community-based literacy programs.

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2009-03-18

Now I get it! Report of the National Youth Literacy Demonstration Project (2006)

This report describes a demonstration classroom operated by Literacy BC and the Surrey school district, targeting at-risk youth who had significant literacy challenges. Literacy development, academic subjects, social and emotional development, art, and technology were combined in a two-year program designed to help students upgrade a wide range of skills and reintegrate into the school system.

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2008-03-26

The Big Picture Up Close (2002)

Outcomes of a Province-Wide Consultation

This document outlines a province-wide consultation process that took place throughout British Columbia from September, 2000 to August, 2001. It is a comprehensive sense of what British Columbians thought and believed about “literacy and lifelong learning”.

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2002-07-11

Letters Home (2001)

The letters in this booklet describe life, literacy and community development in the new South Africa.

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2002-05-02

BC Framework of Statements and Standards of Best Practices in Family Literacy (1999)

Prepared by Jean Rasmussen of Literacy BC, this Framework is intended as a guide to promote good practice and provide support and information to the many individuals and groups involved in family literacy

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2000-11-02

BC Framework of Statements and Standards of Best Practices in Family Literacy (1999)

Prepared by Jean Rasmussen of Literacy BC, this Framework is intended as a guide to promote good practice and provide support and information to the many individuals and groups involved in family literacy

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2000-11-02
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