Adult Basic Education

Adult Education Literacy Instruction: A Review of the Research (2010)

This report was prepared by the Adult Literacy Research Working Group (ALRWG), a panel of experts on adult reading research and practice, established by the former National Institute for Literacy (NIFL) in collaboration with the National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy (NCSALL) in the United States.

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2011-05-20

Learning for Life: Impact of Literacy on Learners, Their Family and Friends (2010)

Action-Research Report

The goal of this research project was twofold: to demonstrate the impact of literacy on learners in their everyday lives, and to provide practical information to Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) agencies in Francophone minority communities in Manitoba and Ontario and to stakeholders in French literacy in general.

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2011-04-19

Stories of Progress on a Learning Journey (2011)

From Adult Learners in the Northwest Territories

This document brings together the stories of 56 Aboriginal adult learners from three Adult Literacy and Basic Education (ALBE) programs sponsored by the NWT Literacy Council. They were interviewed as part of a study the council carried out in 2007-08 to explore non-academic outcomes for Aboriginal adult learners.

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2011-04-05

Reading the Future: Sabrina Jaundoo [Video - 4:15] (2008)

This video, about four minutes in length, is one of a series prepared by the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL). The videos feature adult learners discussing how improving their literacy skills broadened their horizons.

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2011-04-01

Claiming the Right to Learn (1994)

Adult Basic Education to the Year 2000

In a report published in 1985, the Toronto Board of Education put forward a model of cooperatively provided adult basic education involving the board and community groups.

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2011-03-22

Monthly Budget Tracker (2006)

Expense Guide

This document has been prepared by Credit Canada, an Ontario-based non-profit organization that helps people learn to manage their money.

The document includes charts with spaces for recording spending every day of the week, every week for a month. At the end of the month, the information collected can be used to help establish a budget.

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2011-03-04

Essential Skills for Personal Success (2010)

Practitioner Guidelines

This practitioner resource introduces the “Essential Skills for Personal Success!” curriculum, developed by Literacy Network Northeast, based in Timmins, Ontario.

The curriculum is divided into four modules that deal with managing basic needs; improving and maintaining health; handling personal issues and relationships; and participating fully as members of the community.

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2011-02-15

Essential Skills for Personal Success (2010)

Module 4: Participate as a Member in My Community

This is the workbook for the fourth module of the “Essential Skills for Personal Success!” curriculum, which deals with skills needed to participate fully as a member of the community. Topics covered include dealing with a child’s school; getting or replacing identification; the electoral process; reading the local newspaper; getting a driver’s licence; public transportation; and filling out forms.

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2011-02-15

Essential Skills for Personal Success (2010)

Module 3: Manage personal issues and contacts

This is the workbook for the third module of the “Essential Skills for Personal Success!” curriculum, which deals with managing personal issues and relationships. The skills covered include reading to a child and helping with homework; finding telephone listings; handling money and banking matters; being organized; discovering personal learning styles; and dealing with social services agencies.

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2011-02-11

Essential Skills for Personal Success (2010)

Module 2: Manage my health

This is the workbook for the second module of the “Essential Skills for Personal Success!” curriculum. It focuses on skills for managing health, including reading health information pamphlets, filling in a medical history form and applying for a health card. The authors also discuss the specific health challenges of losing weight and quitting smoking.

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2011-02-11

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