Adult Literacy

Women in Literacy Speak (1994)

The Power of Woman-Positive Literacy Work

This book is one part of the public record of an exciting research project involving women across Canada during 1991 and 1992. Two women from each of twelve adult literacy and basic education programs asked themselves, "What happens when some women in a literacy program decide to do something they consider woman-positive?"

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2003-10-21

Telling Our Stories Our Way (1990)

A Guide to Good Canadian Materials for Women Learning to Read

This document is a resource guide to good Canadian literacy materials for women. The first of its kind, the guide reflects a commitment to both a literacy practice that puts students first, and a feminist perspective, which recognizes the need for materials that deal with the particular realities of women's lives. It features reviews of selected books and pamphlets of special interest to women learning to read.

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2003-10-20

The Power of Woman-Positive Literacy Work (1994)

Program-Based Action Research

This book provides a detailed account of a year-long research project undertaken by CCLOW and women (staff and volunteers) involved in adult education and adult literacy programs across Canada. During this project, researchers initiated, observed, and documented the impact of woman-positive activities chosen for their programs. They wanted to challenge the ways in which literacy programs ignored women's lives and needs.

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2003-10-20

Making Connections (1997)

Literacy and EAL Curriculum from a Feminist Perspective

This book arose out of the ongoing work of the Literacy Committee of the CCLOW Board. It is a book of curriculum for women in literacy and English-as-an-additional-language (EAL) programs.

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2003-10-17

Listen to Women in Literacy (1994)

The Power of Woman-Positive Literacy Work

This book explains research done by CCLOW to find out what happened when women in literacy programs decided to do something they thought would be positive for women.

The book can help people understand what the researchers learned about women and literacy. It is hoped it will help readers imagine how to make literacy programs more positive for women. Some programs may use it to start people talking about women in literacy programs.

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2003-10-16

Executive summary of the Use of Educational Software in Adult Literacy Programs: (1996)

A comparison of Integrated Learning Systems and Stand-alone Software

This research report outlines the research and results of a project designed to investigate some of the purported advantages of using Integrated Learning Systems (ILSes) in adult literacy programs in Manitoba. Specifically, it examined three systems currently being used in the province, namely TRO's PLATO, the Columbia Computer Corporation package, and the Pathfinder computer managed instruction system.

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2003-10-14

Isolating the Barriers and Strategies for Prevention (1995)

A Kit about Violence and Women's Education for Adult Education and Adult Learners

Most of us believe that the right to education, from kindergarten through high school, is fundamental. However, not everyone is able to fully enjoy that right; not everyone is able to obtain an education that is empowering, relevant, safe and useful.

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2003-10-09

Canadian Woman Studies / les cahiers de la femme (1988)

Fall/Winter, Volume 9, Numbers 3&4

This is a feminist quarterly which was founded with the goal of making current writing and research on a wide variety of feminist topics accessible to the largest possible community of women.

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2003-10-09

Live & Learn (2003)

Profiling Successful Outcomes in Literacy

This document contains the stories of 25 adults in New Brunswick who, despite encountering many barriers, succeeded in improving their literacy skills. Some of the stories were written entirely by the learners, while others were collected through face-to-face or telephone interviews and transcribed for print.

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2003-10-08

Drawing: A Link to Literacy (1993)

The works presented in this collection were gathered in 1991-1992 during a project at The Centre for Literacy, Montreal, Quebec. Included are the authors' speculations about the teaching implications of explicitly linking art and language in the classroom.
Stunning drawings and moving texts on social and personal issues that
touch us all - war, race, love, AIDS, pollution - produced by college

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2003-10-07

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