Adult Literacy

The Sea & Me Manual (1998)

A large collection of stories with accompanying exercises for use with tutoring adult learners.

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'Rapid writing...is my cup of tea'. Adult upgrading students' use of writing strategies. (2002)

This study is part of a series, prepared by literacy practitioner/researchers in Alberta, that investigates questions relating to literacy.

The author, who teaches an English learning strategies course in an urban college, analyzes the classroom journals of six students to determine what writing strategies they use and whether these strategies help them to succeed in their writing assignments.

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Exploring tutors' and students' beliefs about reading and reading strategies. (2002)

This document is part of a series prepared by literacy practitioner/researchers in Alberta to explore questions relating to literacy.

The author is a coordinator for a rural community-based volunteer tutor adult literacy program that involves about 40 students and 20 tutors a year. The study involved semi-structured interviews with three students and three tutors, along with observations of students as they were reading.

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What do adult literacy students think being literate is? (2002)

This document is part of a series prepared by literacy practitioner/researchers in Alberta to look at a variety of questions related to literacy.

The author, a facilitator in a community-based adult literacy program, interviewed a small group of adult learners to explore their motives for joining the program and to see how they defined literacy.

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Adapting 'Writing to Read' for Adult Literacy Students (2002)

It worked for Bill. Will it work for Carol?

This document is one in a series prepared by literacy practitioner/researchers in Alberta to investigate a range of questions. Here, the author looks at whether it is possible to adapt the Writing to Read method, which teaches children to write as a precursor to reading, for use with adult literacy students.

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How Public Libraries Can Promote Adult Literacy with the World Wide Web (2003)

The author describes how libraries can improve their websites by making it easier for users to find information about adult literacy resources and services, both in the library and beyond.

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2003-04-02

Business Plan (2003)

National Indigenous Literacy Association

This document outlines the business plan of the National Indigenous Literacy Association (NILA). The National Aboriginal Design Committee (NADC) founded NILA, a national nonprofit Canada-based corporation, in February 2002. NILA provides Aboriginal culture-based services addressing strategic and developmental gaps in Aboriginal literacy.

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2003-01-01

Recruitment and Retention of Students and Volunteers (2003)

This document is part of the Community Capacity Building Toolkit developed by the Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick.

Recruitment and retention of volunteers and learners are important elements for success in any literacy organization. This document deals with a number of the key factors that should be considered in developing and maintaining a strong community-based organizational strategy.

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2003-01-01

Research with the RAPAL Network - Report No. 1 (2003)

'Difficult to Reach' Research

This report is the result of a project undertaken to construct a register of practitioner research in adult literacy, numeracy and ESOL, which had either not been published before or could not easily be found in a standard literature search. Members of a leading Research and Practice in Adult Literacy network (RAPAL) undertook to survey network members about their own research records.

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From Coast to Coast: A Thematic Summary of Canadian Adult Literacy Research (2003)

The purpose of this report is to identify major themes within the Directory of Canadian Adult Literacy Research in English in an effort to determine areas of coverage and gaps in Canada's body of research. The secondary purpose of this report is to provide the key findings for the research conducted within each theme.

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