Adult Literacy

Unravelling the lifelong learning process for Canadian workers and adult learners acquiring higher skills (2013)

Journal of Research and Practice in Adult Literacy, Secondary and Basic Education, Vol.2 No.2, Summer 2013

This article describes a study that investigated aspects of formal, non-formal, and informal learning for workers and adult high school learners seeking literacy and essential skills.

Researchers gathered information from respondents in Manitoba, Ontario, and Nova Scotia, using semi-structured interviews with instructors and learners to obtain qualitative data, and questionnaires to obtain quantitative data.

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2013-10-21

Literacy and Essential Skills Factsheets – Learner, David Robicheau (2012)

This factsheet is part of a series prepared by Literacy Nova Scotia, highlighting the experiences of individual adult learners.

Here, the focus is on a man who enrolled in an adult learning program in order to upgrade his skills and eventually reach his goal of acquiring a skilled trade. He explains that he wants to provide for his family, and be a good example for his young daughter.

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2013-10-16

Skilled for Life? Key Findings from the Survey of Adult Skills (2013)

This document is housed on the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) server.

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2013-10-16

Job Success Strategies – Instructional Resource (2012)

This instructor’s manual is part of the “Career – Life – Work” series produced by the NWT Literacy Council.

In this section, the focus is on helping learners understand all the demands of working full-time and giving them strategies to deal with challenges that might come up.

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2013-10-15

Great Food for Northern Cooks – Clear and Easy Recipes (2013)

This cookbook is aimed in particular at those living and cooking in Canada’s northern region, with recipes based on ingredients that can be found in that area. Some feature ingredients like caribou meat and bannock, the flatbread that is a staple in many Aboriginal communities.

It includes information on cooking equipment; methods of food preparation; stove and oven settings; and cooking measurements in both imperial and metric.

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2013-10-15

Skills in Canada: First Results from the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) (2013)

This report presents the first results of the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC), an initiative of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). PIAAC provides internationally comparable measures of literacy, numeracy, and problem solving in technology-rich environments (PS-TRE).

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2013-10-10

Career Development Manual – Instructional Resource (2012)

This document is part of “Career – Life – Work,” a series of four instructor’s manuals and six workbooks, produced by the NWT Literacy Council.

This section of the series provides learners with an opportunity to reflect on their skills and abilities; develop a career plan; research career options; and search for employment.

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2013-10-10

Easy Stories: People (2010)

This e-book is one in a series called Best of the Reader, which consists of stories from The Westcoast Reader, a newspaper for adults trying to improve their English reading skills. It is made up of stories from the other e-books in the series.

While most of the e-books in this series offer material at three reading levels, all the stories in this book are at the lowest reading level.

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2013-10-07

Communication Skills – Instructional Resource (2012)

This instructor’s manual is part of the “Career – Life – Work” series produced by the NWT Literacy Council.

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2013-10-04

Life Literacy Radio – Episode 1: Interview with Dr. Rick Miner, Colleges Ontario; Joy Fielding, author, Good Reads; and ABC Life Literacy Canada president Margaret Eaton [Audio 20:00] (2010)

This is the debut episode of Life Literacy Radio, an audio podcast launched by ABC Life Literacy Canada in 2010.

The episode begins with an interview with Margaret Eaton, the former president of ABC Life Literacy Canada, discussing the importance of financial literacy and lifelong learning.

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2013-10-01

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