Adult Literacy

Child Care Worker: Preparation for Certification Program - A Journey to the Future (2012)

Presentation by PALN Project Team April 18, 2012

This presentation outlines a program developed by the Prince Albert Literacy Network (PALN) in Saskatchewan to help adults with low literacy skills prepare for careers in child care.

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2013-09-09

Thinking Tip Sheet (2011)

This document provides tips for improving thinking skills, with a focus on problem solving, making decisions, and planning and organizing tasks.

The authors have also provided a set of practice exercises to improve thinking skills. The first three exercises focus on understanding a problem; identifying potential solutions; and choosing the best solution.

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2013-09-06

Chart Aligning the Curriculum to the OALCF – Kitchen Help (2013)

This chart is part of a curriculum developed to help learners upgrade their skills in preparation for entry-level jobs as kitchen helpers.

It is part of a program called Bridging the Employment Gap, developed by the Simcoe/Muskoka Literacy Network (SMLN) in Ontario, which includes a series of occupation-related curriculum manuals. Other manuals in the series focus on clerical, janitorial, retail, and readiness for work.

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2013-09-04

Replacing the GED: A Concept note (2011)

The General Education Development (GED) test has been widely used in Canada over the past 25 years as a means of conferring a qualification deemed to be equivalent to a high school diploma. The author of this paper makes the case for a system called PRIME as an attractive alternative to the GED.

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2013-09-03

Dollars & $ense: Financial Literacy Course Curriculum Manual (2010)

This curriculum manual is aimed at facilitators of financial literacy courses. It includes four levels of instruction: beginner, intermediate, advanced, and English language learner (ELL).

The beginner level is intended for adults with very low literacy skills, and focuses on basic math skills. Handouts are in larger print and written in clear language.

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2013-08-30

Chart Aligning the Curriculum to the OALCF – Janitorial (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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2013-08-30

Prior Learning and Literacy in Nova Scotia (2010)

The premise of Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) is that what a person knows and can do is more important than where or how he learned those things.

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2013-08-26

Chart Aligning the Curriculum to the OALCF – Grounds Maintenance (2013)

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

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2013-08-20

Participation in three adult learning settings: A brief comparative examination of data from 2010 (2012)

This report, prepared by the National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA) in Ireland, analyzes and compares the findings from three research projects carried out in 2010.

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2013-08-19

National Framework: An Integrated Approach to Developing Essential Skills (2013)

This user-friendly guide for Essential Skills (ES) practitioners identifies and organizes the elements of ES practice that have proven to be effective in a variety of settings.

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2013-08-15

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