Adult Basic Education

Loewen (2005)

Case Study

Loewen, Canada’s largest producer of premium wood windows and doors, has established a foundation skills program to help its employees, and to help the company grow.

Loewen’s manufacturing facility in Steinbach, Manitoba, employees about 1,700 people, many of them are immigrants whose first language is not English.

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2014-01-08

Anxiety in the Maths Classroom (2013)

The author of this document teaches communications courses in an academic upgrading program at a college in Toronto, Ontario. She has also researched and written about the impact of violence on the capacity to learn, and is particularly interested in the effects of anxiety on learning.

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2013-09-23

Collection of Texts: Class of 2011 – 2012 (2012)

Located in a small community southwest of Montreal in Quebec, the Huntingdon Learning Centre is a non-profit 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.

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2013-08-23

Factors that Facilitate Adult Learner Success in the NWT (2013)

This report offers suggestions for facilitating learner success in adult literacy and basic education (ALBE) programs. It is based on a review of relevant literature, with a focus on Aboriginal learners; findings from previous research in the Northwest Territories (NWT) about non-academic outcomes for adult learners; information gained from an adult learner focus group; and interviews with three adult education instructors.

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2013-07-29

Blended Delivery: What We Learned from Pilots at Six Colleges (2012)

Between December 2010 and January 2012, Ontario’s College Sector Committee (CSC) carried out a project on “blended delivery” of adult upgrading (AU) and literacy and basic skills (LBS) programs, an approach that combines traditional classroom instruction with web-based learning.

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2013-05-31

Prepared for Success - 2010 - 2011 (2012)

A Study of the Success of Adult Upgrading Graduates in the First Semester of Postsecondary Programs

This document is the latest in a series of reports that examine the postsecondary outcomes of students who have moved on from upgrading programs to further education in Ontario’s college system. It is made up of charts and bar graphs that analyze and compare results for the past eight years.

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2013-04-16

Moving the Technology into the AU/LBS Classroom (2012)

Final Report

This brief document summarizes the components and findings of a project undertaken by Ontario’s College Sector Committee (CSC) with the goal of providing that province’s colleges with the resources to provide “blended delivery” of adult upgrading (AU) and literacy and basic skills (LBS) programs.

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2013-04-15

Blended Delivery Resource Guide: Moving the Technology into the AU/LBS Classroom (2012)

This resource guide is one component of a project aimed at helping Ontario’s colleges provide “blended delivery” of adult upgrading (AU) and literacy and basic skills (LBS) programs, an approach that combines traditional classroom instruction with online learning.

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2013-04-09

Essential Skills for Success as an Automotive Service Technician (2009)

This fact sheet, prepared by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC), explains how an auto service technician would use Essential Skills to carry out everyday tasks.

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2013-03-26

Non-Academic Outcomes, Research among Adult Literacy Learners – ALBE Professional Development Sessions 2009-2010 (2009)

This presentation outlines a study of some of the non-academic outcomes for adults taking part in Adult Literacy and Basic Education (ALBE) programs in the Northwest Territories.

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2013-03-15

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