Adult Literacy

Best Practices in Action (2003)

Best Practice Statements, Key Elements and Indicators

This document is the result the Best Practices in Action Project, undertaken by the Northwest Territories Department of Education, Culture and Employment, Aurora College and the NWT Literacy Council. The idea was to create a comprehensive framework of best practices which would encourage literacy providers to reflect on their practice and learn from others.

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2003-01-01

Raising Adult Literacy Skills: The Need for a Pan-Canadian Response (2003)

Report of the Standing Committee on Human Resources Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities

This report begins with a brief overview of the extent of Canada's low literacy skills problem, as identified by the results of the 1994 International Adult Literacy Survey. The next chapter discusses the need for a coherent literacy policy within the federal government and calls for joint federal/provincial/territorial action to address the problem of low literacy.

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Government of Canada Response to: (2003)

“Raising Adult Literacy Skills: The Need For A Pan-Canadian Response”

On June 12, 2003, the Standing Committee on Human Resources Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities tabled Raising Adult Literacy Skills: The Need for a Pan-Canadian Response. The report sets out a comprehensive analysis of literacy issues in Canada and makes a series of recommendations for actions to address those issues.

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2003-01-01

Learning About Participatory Approaches in Adult Literacy Education (2000)

Six research in practice studies

This document grew out of a research project sponsored by The Learning Centre Literacy Association in Edmonton, in collaboration with the University of Alberta Faculty of Education. Carried out between 1998 and 2000, the project explored participatory approaches and research in practice.

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2002-12-24

Our Side of the Mountain - 2000 (2000)

This collection of learner writings was compiled by the Cape Breton Literacy Network for the school years 1999-2000, 2000-2001 and 2001-2002. It is a book of stories, poems and real life experiences, that will appeal to all readers.

Please note that the Cape Breton Literacy Network is now called the Adult Learning Association of Cape Breton County.

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2002-10-23

The Writer: Stories, poems and musings (1996)

This document provides a selection of writings by adults taking part in programs offered by The Learning Centre Literacy Association in Edmonton, Alberta.

The contributions include anecdotes and opinion pieces. There are several poems that focus on the record snowfall Edmonton experienced during the previous year.

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2002-08-26

The Writer: Stories, poems and musings (1997)

This newsletter showcases the work produced by adults taking part in programs offered through The Learning Centre Literacy Association in Edmonton, Alberta.

The learners have contributed poems, anecdotes, and musings about nature. Several writers discuss their relationships with family and friends or set out their plans for the future.

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2002-08-26

The Writer: Stories, poems and musings (2001)

This document includes a selection of writings by adults taking part in programs offered by The Learning Centre Literacy Association in Edmonton, Alberta.

The contributions include anecdotes, poems, and opinion pieces. Some learners write about how literacy is changing their lives, while others share memories of their childhoods. Several contributors write about their pets.

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2002-08-26

Not Too Long Ago (1999)

Seniors Tell Their Stories

This document includes more than sixty stories from seniors living in all regions of Newfoundland and Labrador. Collected primarily through taped interviews, the stories have been edited as little as possible in order to retain the individual voice of each contributor.

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2002-08-16

Literacy is For Life: Strengthening Adult Literacy is Key to Canada's Economic and Social Prosperity (2001)

Submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance

Canada's economic and social prosperity depends on the strengths and skills of our citizens. To prosper in the new economy, we must develop policies that nurture these skills and we must create a culture that values life-long learning. A sound literacy foundation is key to achieving both of these goals.

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