Adult Basic Education

What are Essential Skills for the Trades? (2009)

Prepared by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC), this fact sheet contains definitions for each of the nine Essential Skills; typical applications for each skill in general terms; and examples of how each skill can be used in a specific trade setting.

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2012-04-17

Collection of Texts 2009 – 2010 (2010)

The Huntingdon Learning Centre is a non-profit organization located in a small community southwest of Montreal in Quebec. It offers workshops, in both French and English, in basic reading, writing and mathematics, as well as courses in both English and French as a second language for newcomers to the area.

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2012-03-19

Collection of Texts: Class of 2008-2009 (2009)

The Huntingdon Learning Centre is a non-profit organization located in a small community southwest of Montreal in Quebec. The centre offers workshops, in both French and English, in basic reading, writing, and mathematics, as well as courses in both English and French as a second language for newcomers to the area.

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2012-02-17

Collection of Texts: Class of 2010 – 2011 (2011)

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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2012-02-10

Workforce Essential Skills: Putting literacy to work [Video - 7:46] (2010)

This video focuses on the benefits of Workforce Essential Skills (WES) training. It was prepared by PTP Adult Learning and Employment Programs, an organization whose mandate is to provide basic skills education, upgrading, job search, and related services to adults preparing for employment, training or further education.

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2012-02-03

The Learning Side of the Equation (2010)

ABE/Literacy Students Explore Effective Teaching

The author of this document, a teacher of Adult Basic Education (ABE) and literacy, has interviewed learners about what they consider effective teaching.

The subjects answered questions about how they ended up in ABE programs; whether they could recall good teachers they had encountered; how they would describe their style of learning; and what they would do if they were given the chance to design an ABE program.

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2011-12-09

"It feels so good inside!" Non-academic outcomes, barriers and success factors (2011)

This presentation from the NWT Literacy Council follows up on research into non-academic outcomes in Adult Literacy and Basic Education (ALBE).

The authors note that non-academic outcomes are an important part of ALBE. For instance, adult learners report increased self-confidence; more independence; and an increased ability to handle challenges like personal problems.

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2011-08-26

Blended Delivery: Report of Survey Results (2011)

This report offers an assessment of the current state of “blended delivery” in Ontario’s college-based adult upgrading (AU) and literacy and basic skills (LBS) programs.

Blended delivery refers to courses that combine face-to-face classroom instruction with online learning. Such an approach, also known as hybrid delivery, is used to maximize both student learning and physical resources.

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2011-07-26

Blended Delivery: A Literature Review (2011)

This literature review is part of a project designed to provide Ontario’s 24 colleges of applied arts and technology with the resources to offer “blended delivery” of adult upgrading (AU) and literacy and basic skills (LBS) programs in an efficient and effective manner.

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2011-07-26

Learners Speak Out [Video - 9:58] (2006)

This 10-minute video focuses on the experiences of two people who took part in adult upgrading programs offered throughout the Chatham-Kent, Sarnia-Lambton and Windsor-Essex regions of Ontario.

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2011-07-08

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