Adult Literacy

Goal Setting – Workbook (2012)

This document is part of the “Career – Life – Work” series. Produced by the NWT Literacy Council, the series consists of four instructor’s manuals and six workbooks, dealing with topics that affect both personal and work life.

The workbook sets out a six-step process for setting goals. The first step is to write down the goal, while the second is to determine whether there is a genuine, intense desire to reach that goal.

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2013-11-26

Adult Literacy and Learning Disabilities: A Look at the Issues Facing the Field (2013)

(in) Building on critical traditions: Adult education and learning in Canada, Thompson Educational Publishing, Inc., 2013.

This document is one chapter in a book entitled “Building on critical traditions: Adult education and learning in Canada.” Its purpose is to address four commonly held concerns about adult literacy and learning disabilities with a Canadian focus.

In the first section of the document, the authors describe the official definition of learning disabilities, adopted by the Canadian Association for Learning Disabilities in 2002.

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2013-11-22

Backgrounder on PIAAC results in the North (2013)

Results from the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) demonstrate the diversity of populations, education levels, languages, and skill levels across Canada’s northern territories, and illustrate the challenges faced there, according to literacy practitioners in that region.

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2013-11-19

Dealing with Stress – Workbook (2012)

This workbook is part of the “Career – Life – Work” series produced by the NWT Literacy Council. It is designed to help learners find out more about the nature and impact of stress, and discover some tools that can help them manage stress.

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2013-11-18

Voices Speak to the Data: Feedback from Participants in the PIAAC On-line Field Trial (2013)

This document is housed on the AlphaPlus server, where it can be downloaded in PDF format.

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2013-11-15

Planning Your Career – Workbook (2012)

This document is part of the “Career – Life – Work” series produced by the NWT Literacy Council. The series consists of four instructor’s manuals and six workbooks, dealing with a variety of issues that affect personal and work life.

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2013-11-12

The ACCC National Framework for Developing Essential Skills: Research Findings and Future Perspectives (2013)

This presentation, made at a national summit hosted by the Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC) in Ottawa, Ontario, in March 2013, outlines a project designed to provide evidence of the importance of Essential Skills (ES) in helping both students and workers succeed.

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2013-11-12

Literacy and Essential Skills Factsheets – Learner, Rita Whynot (2012)

This short document focuses on a woman who, after many years at home raising her children, decides to enrol in an adult learning program and earn her GED (General Education Development) designation. She notes that the knowledge she has gained from adult learning will also enable her to help her six grandchildren.

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2013-11-07

Soft Skills for Work – Workbook (2012)

This workbook is part of the “Career – Life – Work” series produced by the NWT Literacy Council.

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2013-11-06

PIAAC: International Results Summary (2013)

This document summarizes the Canadian results of the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC), an Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) initiative that provides internationally comparable measures of literacy, numeracy, and problem solving in technology-rich environments (PS-TRE). As well, it points to areas of concern those results suggest.

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2013-11-05

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