Adult Literacy

Encouraging Adults to Acquire Literacy Skills (1990)

This resource includes the following:
- Information on who are the low-literate adults?
- What is literacy and why is it important in our society?
- Why do low-literate adults not participate in programs?
- What participants say about coming to adult basic literacy programs?
- And what about dropouts?
- Learner recruitment and retention
- Useful resources

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2002-07-29

The Big Picture Up Close (2002)

Outcomes of a Province-Wide Consultation

This document outlines a province-wide consultation process that took place throughout British Columbia from September, 2000 to August, 2001. It is a comprehensive sense of what British Columbians thought and believed about “literacy and lifelong learning”.

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2002-07-11

How To Kit - Community Writing Contest (2002)

The NWT Literacy Council has produced a How To Kit that provides tips and ideas for running local writing contests and ways you can promote and celebrate local writers. The Kit was developed with the theme of NWT Literacy Week, which takes place every year in October.

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2002-07-03

Yukon Literacy Strategy (2001)

The purpose of the strategy is to ensure that all Yukon people have access to training that meets their needs and allows them to benefit from social and economic opportunities. This strategy is designed to help Yukon people reach their full potential. The Yukon Training Strategy commits the Yukon Government to:
respect the needs of all Yukon people regardless of culture, gender, age, ability, financial means or location;

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2002-03-19

From Practice to Theory and Back Again (2002)

Through the Research in Practice in Adult Literacy (RiPAL) Network, eight literacy researchers in practice from across Alberta joined together investigated a range of puzzling questions. They conducted research, using various methods to gather and analyse information.

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2002-01-01

Tales of Fogo Island (1999)

This book is meant to be an easy-to read book about local life and culture, and intended for use with adult learners in literacy programs. It is filled with wonderful stories, drawings and photographs of local people from Fogo Island, Newfoundland. For a copy of this resource, contact:
Fogo Island Literacy Association
P.O. Box 15
Stag Harbour NF A0G 4B0
Tel: (709) 266-2328
Fax: (709) 266-2568.

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2001-10-11

Literacy in the Labor Force (1999)

Results from the National Adult Literacy Survey

This report analyzes the literacy proficiencies of the civilian labor force in the US, as well as the employed and unemployed, and selected demographic and socioeconomic subgroups of employed civilians. It also compares literacy skills found in major occupations and industries, and analyzes the relationship between literacy proficiencies and wages. The basis for the findings reported here is data taken from the National Adult Literacy Survey.

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2001-09-13

Participatory Literacy Practices (1994)

Having a Voice, Having a Vote

This document was a thesis submitted for the degree of Doctor of Education to the Graduate Department of Adult Education, University of Toronto.

The purpose of the research was to study participatory literacy practices in five adult literacy programs situated throughout Alberta.

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2001-08-27

The Writer's Voice Archive (1989)

A collection of newsletter-style books from East End Literacy. Each issue contains stories written by learners and stories about learners, along with puzzles and recipes.

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2001-08-01

This Is Not A Test: A Kit for New Readers (1990)

This self-evaluation kit for new readers includes a variety of checklists and exercises for adult learners as they assess their skills, goals, and move toward them.

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2001-08-01

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