Adult Literacy

Chart Aligning the Curriculum to the OALCF – Clerical (2013)

This chart is one component of the Bridging the Employment Gap program, developed by the Simcoe/Muskoka Literacy Network (SMLN) in Ontario.

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2013-08-15

Aboriginal Literacy and Essential Skills Pilot Project – Webinar (2013)

This webinar consists of a brief audio file, a PowerPoint presentation, and a short PDF file that present the highlights of the Aboriginal Literacy and Essential Skills (ALES) pilot project, carried out between 2010 and 2013 by Literacy Victoria in British Columbia.

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2013-08-13

Aboriginal Literacy and Essential Skills Pilot Project – Final report (2013)

This document outlines a three-year community-based project that helped First Nations communities on southern Vancouver Island, British Columbia, to develop a learning vision and set of pathways that are culturally relevant and reflect the literacy and essential skills needs, interests and priorities of the communities.

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2013-08-13

Adult Learning in Aboriginal Community-Based Inner-City Organizations (2008)

This document outlines a research project, carried out in Winnipeg, Manitoba, to explore the nature and experience of informal adult learning within community-based inner-city human service organizations from the perspectives of Aboriginal volunteers and staff members who are also residents of the local community.

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2013-08-13

In Our Own Words: Our Learners' Stories (2010)

This is the fifth collection of written works by learners enrolled in the Volunteer Literacy Tutor Program, a joint project of Literacy Central Vancouver Island and the Nanaimo campus of Vancouver Island University. It was launched on September 8, 2010, in honour of International Literacy Day.

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2013-08-12

Words of Promise: Voluntary Organizations' Experiences with Literacy (1991)

In 1990, to mark International Literacy Year, Multiculturalism and Citizenship Canada invited voluntary organizations to look at the literacy needs of the people who use their services.

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2013-08-12

Made in the North Forum - Final Report: What We Learned Together (2013)

Made in the North was a forum held in October 2012 in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, and organized collaboratively by the literacy councils of Canada’s three territories. The forum brought together 140 adult educators, employers, policy-makers, language experts, literacy practitioners, and Aboriginal and community leaders from the territories and from Labrador.

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2013-08-07

Summary - Consultation Report: Defining Canada's Needs for a Nationally Funded Network of Adult Literacy and Essential Skills Organizations (2012)

In March 2012, the Office of Literacy and Essential Skills (OLES) at Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) began a consultation process aimed at identifying priority areas that the federal government should be supporting through a pan-Canadian network to promote adult Literacy and Essential Skills (LES) in Canada. This document outlines the methodology used for the process, along with key findings that emerged from it.

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2013-07-30

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

The Gift of Learning [Video – 0:42] (2013)

Prepared by ABC Life Literacy Canada, this brief promotional video encourages people to take the first step towards improving their literacy skills.

It features young adults talking about the changes in their lives and the confidence they have gained since making the decision to start learning again. One woman says that her reading improved by four levels in one year.

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2013-07-29

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