Adult Basic Education

A Path Out of Poverty (2006)

Helping BC Income Assistance Recipients Upgrade Their Education

This report examines a set of policies and practices formerly in place in British Columbia that supported access to post-secondary education and upgrading programs for income assistance (IA) recipients, particularly those facing multiple barriers to employment and education. The policies ended in 2002.

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2012-10-11

Signals: An Essential Skills Screening Tool – Presenter of webinar, John McLaughlin [Video – 56:59] (2012)

This web conference or webinar outlines a pilot program undertaken by the Ontario Literacy Coalition, now known as Essential Skills Ontario (ESO), designed to develop a useful tool to help employment counsellors refer clients to the appropriate literacy, basic skills, or language training.

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2012-10-04

Incorporating Digital Technologies in Adult Basic Education: Concepts, Practices and Recommendations (2012)

This document is housed on the AlphaPlus server, where it can be downloaded in PDF format.

The author has combined a literature review with in-depth interviews with educators who are using digital technologies in adult basic education (ABE) programs and to support professional development.

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2012-10-01

Linking Laubach with Essential Skills (2009)

This document grew out of a project that looked at the Essential Skills of reading text, document use, and writing in relation to three Laubach Literacy series: Laubach Way to Reading; Challenger; and Voyager. The goal was to assess the material in the three series through the framework of Essential Skills complexity levels, in the same way the material had already been linked to the five Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) levels.

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2012-09-26

Exploring Learner Pathways: Meeting at the LBS/ESL Intersections (2012)

Final Report

This is the final report on a research project carried out by Metro Toronto Movement for Literacy (MTML) to explore the experiences of adults who need both English as a Second Language (ESL) training and literacy education.

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2012-08-23

What inspired you to become an adult educator? [Video - 4:01] (2012)

Prepared by the Northwest Territories (NWT) Literacy Council, this short video is part of a series celebrating International Adult Learners’ Week (IALW) 2012.

In this video, a community college instructor describes how she was inspired to become an educator in order to preserve the knowledge of Gwich’in, considered one of the most endangered Aboriginal languages.

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2012-08-10

What continues to inspire you as an adult educator? [Video - 1:56] (2012)

This short video is part of a series developed by the Northwest Territories Literacy Council to celebrate International Adult Learners’ Week (IALW) 2012.

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2012-08-02

How did ALBE prepare you for what you are studying now? [Video - 2:20] (2012)

In this brief video, two women explain how the knowledge they gained in the Adult Literacy and Basic Education (ALBE) program helped them with further training.

One woman has gone on to become a family literacy trainee and the other is studying in a college program for Aboriginal language and culture instructors.

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2012-07-23

Ontario Adult Literacy Curriculum Framework Spring 2011 (2012)

Implementation Training Guide

This document is based on Ontario Adult Literacy Curriculum Framework (OALCF) training delivered in the fall of 2011. The OALCF is a framework that supports Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) programs in the delivery of task-based programming to learners.

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2012-05-31

Ontario Adult Literacy Curriculum Framework Fall 2011 (2012)

Implementation Training Guide

The Ontario Adult Literacy Curriculum Framework (OALCF) was developed to improve the transitions of adults through Employment Ontario (EO) programs and the broader education and training system. It is not a curriculum in the traditional sense of the word, but rather a framework that supports Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) programs in the delivery of task-based programming to learners.

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2012-05-24

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