Adult Literacy

Effective Marketing and Communications for Community Adult Learning Councils and Volunteer Tutor Adult Literacy (2008)

The goal of this manual is to help instructors, coordinators, and volunteers in Alberta’s adult literacy community make program promotion easier and more effective. It is based on information gathered through a provincial marketing survey, and addresses the need for a cohesive overall approach to increase participation of underrepresented learners.

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2013-10-01

Going to the Doctor: You can do it! (2010)

Written in clear language, this guide helps to make dealing with the health-care system a less intimidating experience.

The authors cover such topics as when to go to the doctor; making and keeping appointments; preparing for an appointment; answering the doctor’s questions; and taking prescribed medications correctly.

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2013-10-01

Assessment and Training Referral Guide for Northwestern Ontario Employment Ontario Service Delivery Partners (2012)

This guide has been designed to provide Employment Ontario (EO) service providers with the tools and information they need to identify whether clients are academically prepared to reach their goals, to make appropriate client referrals within the EO service delivery network or the community at large.

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2013-09-27

Alberta's Initiatives for Adult Learners: When Traditional Education Yields Diminishing Returns (1998)

Alberta’s Advanced Education and Career Development (AECD) program is developing the general employability skills of adult learners, particularly those who do not benefit from traditional academic programming.

The program includes the Adult Development Reform Initiative (ADRI), aimed at adults who have low levels of education and limited employability skills.

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2013-09-18

Chart Aligning the Curriculum to the OALCF – Retail (2013)

This chart is part of a curriculum developed to help learners upgrade their skills to prepare for entry-level jobs in retail. It is part of a program called Bridging the Employment Gap, developed by the Simcoe/Muskoka Literacy Network (SMLN) in Ontario.

The program includes a series of occupational-related curriculum manuals. Other manuals in the series are entitled Clerical, Janitorial, Kitchen Help, Retail, and Ready for Work.

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2013-09-18

Investing in Skills for Nova Scotia in the 21st Century (2009)

In this short document, the authors make the case for investing in lifelong learning in order to build a secure economic future in Nova Scotia.

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2013-09-16

Case Study: Integrating Essential Skills for Success – Tillsonburg & District MSC (2011)

A pilot project at the Tillsonburg & District Multi-Service Centre (MSC) in Ontario provided wraparound services to help participants overcome multiple barriers to employment, including scarce work experience and low literacy and essential skills.

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2013-09-13

Chart Aligning the Curriculum to the OALCF – Ready For Work (2013)

Developed by the Simcoe/Muskoka Literacy Network (SMLN) in Ontario, the Bridging the Employment Gap program consists of a series of occupation-related curricula, designed to help learners upgrade their literacy, numeracy and other essential skills within the context of an entry-level occupation. There are six manuals in the series: Clerical, Grounds Maintenance, Janitorial, Kitchen Help, Retail, and Ready for Work.

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2013-09-11

Literacy, Numeracy and Problem Solving in Technology-Rich Environments: Framework for the OECD Survey of Adult Skills (2012)

This document is housed on the OECD server.

It describes the development of the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC), an international assessment of adult skills, managed by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

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2013-09-10

Doing the maths: the training needs of numeracy tutors in Ireland, 2013 and beyond (2013)

This document outlines the findings of a study carried out by the National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA) and Institute of Technology, Tallaght (ITT) in Ireland to identify training needs among numeracy tutors working with adult learners in a number of settings.

More than 160 tutors completed a questionnaire for the study, which was carried out in 2012 and is based on a similar one undertaken in 2001.

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