Adult Basic Education

Essential Skills for Personal Success (2010)

Module 1: Manage my basic needs

This is the workbook for the first module of the “Essential Skills for Personal Success!” curriculum. It focuses on managing basic needs, like eating well, finding a place to live, and dressing well.

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2011-02-08

Riding the Technology Wave (2000)

Experiences of adult literacy students and teachers in Ontario

This study looked at students’ and teachers’ perspectives on the effectiveness of computer technology in teaching basic literacy skills.

The study looked at four specific issues: the extent to which literacy students and teachers used computers and the Internet; how students and teachers responded to computer technology; whether they found it useful for reading, writing and math; and the benefits and challenges they saw.

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2010-12-07

Workplace Essential Skills Manual for Employers: Understanding and implementing Essential Skills Training in the workplace (2010)

This manual is designed to help employers implement Essential Skills training in the workplace.

The authors list the nine Essential Skills and provide practical examples of each one. They also explain how improving employees’ skills can help a company’s bottom line.

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2010-11-30

Evaluation of Common Assessment in the Literacy Field: A Case Study of the Educational Essential Skills Assessment (2010)

Final Report

The author of this document looks at the value of implementing independent, common assessment services in the literacy field, with a specific focus on the Educational Essential Skills Assessment (EESA), a tool developed by the Adult Basic Education Association of Hamilton-Wentworth (ABEA) in Ontario.

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2010-11-30

Omega 2000 Cribbing Inc.: Forming the Foundation of Safety (2009)

Based in Calgary, Alberta, Omega 2000 Cribbing Inc. builds foundations for houses. The company has a strong interest in workplace education, with training focused on three distinct areas: apprenticeship training for journeymen carpenters; health and safety specialization for company officers; and basic skills such as literacy and numeracy for those lacking a solid foundation in those areas.

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2010-11-26

Safe Landings: Adult Basic Education at Bristol Aerospace (2010)

In the 1990s, Winnipeg-based Bristol Aerospace launched a workforce skills upgrading program to help prepare the company to expand into new markets.

Bristol began with a workplace-based Adult Basic Education (ABE) program offering 80 hours of training over 20 weeks. From there, the company partnered with Red River Community College to develop and deliver technical training programs.

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2010-11-19

2003 Summer Literacy Institute: Bridging Cultures, Strengthening Communities (2003)

Since the mid-1990s, Literacy BC has hosted a number of summer institutes on a variety of literacy-related topics. This report documents the process, activities and results of the 2003 institute, which focused on effective teaching strategies, training and support for literacy/adult basic education practitioners who are working with First Nations learners.

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2010-11-12

The Reader - 2010 (2010)

The Dartmouth Learning Network (DLN) is a non-profit, community-based organization dedicated to improving literacy levels in the community. It offers training for adults in language, mathematics, computers and life skills.

This document is a collection of writings by students of the Dartmouth Learning Network. Their work includes poetry, short fiction and personal anecdotes.

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2010-11-02

Sector Council Essential Skills Initiatives - Case Studies (2009)

Sector councils are organizations that identify, research and coordinate initiatives that support the development and management of human resources in most industries in Canada.

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2010-09-24

Continuous Learning Self-Assessment (2009)

This is one in a series of self-assessment tools prepared by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) to help individuals evaluate their essential skills.

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2010-09-17

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