Literacy Nova Scotia

My Journey to the Learning Centre (2010)

Located in a small community southwest of Montreal in Quebec, the Huntingdon Learning Centre is a nonprofit organization that offers workshops, in both French and English, in basic reading, writing and mathematics. It also offers courses in both English and French as a second language for newcomers to the area.

This document describes the experience of one adult learner whose life was changed by the programs offered at the centre.

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2013-05-22

Working Together: Furthering Workplace Literacy and Essential Skills in Nova Scotia (2010)

This brief document provides a starting point for discussing how Literacy Nova Scotia (LNS) can and should promote workforce and workplace literacy and Essential Skills.

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2013-04-15

Canada's Literacy Challenge (2010)

The author of this presentation argues that businesses must become champions of literacy because it can increase productivity and profitability, noting that higher literacy brings sustainable gains to individuals, businesses, the economy and society.

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2011-03-22

Workplace/Workforce Literacy Feasibility Project Final Report (2010)

Executive Summary

This document summarizes the findings of a consultant’s review of the role of Literacy Nova Scotia (LNS) in developing literacy and Essential Skills related to the workplace and to workforce development. The author’s findings are based on discussions with key players in the field, as well as a review of federal and provincial documents about adult literacy.

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2011-03-11

People Without Jobs, Jobs Without People (2010)

This presentation was given during the 2010 Spotlight on Learning conference, hosted by Ontario Literacy Coalition (OLC), and during Literacy Nova Scotia’s 2010 conference.

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2011-03-04

Putting IT in Adult LITeracy (2007)

Tips and Strategies for Integrating Computer and Information Technology into Adult Literacy Programs

The “digital divide” — the gap between those who have access to the latest technologies and those who do not — is well documented. Bridging the gap is partly about providing technical skills and access to computers, but it is also about teaching people how to use technology in ways that are meaningful and empowering.

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2008-02-15
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