Book Reviews

The bottom line, No. 17, June 2004 (2004)

The lead article in this issue looks at a vocational training project undertaken in the African country of Namibia. The project also focuses on the development of Essential Skills.

Another article describes the Return to Learn project launched in Regina, Saskatchewan, by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE).

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2012-09-20

Educating the Human Brain: Book Review (2011)

This is a review of the book “Educating the Human Brain,” written by Michael I. Posner and Mary K. Rothbart, and published in 2006. The reviewer is described as a doctoral candidate in the psychology department of Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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2012-08-21

The bottom line, No. 13 (1999)

July 1999

This issue’s lead article focuses on the award received by Winnipeg-based Bristol Aerospace for its efforts in workplace literacy. Bristol implemented its Adult Basic Education (ABE) program in 1995.

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2010-04-07

The bottom line, No. 12 (1999)

April 1999

This issue contains an article dealing with an impact study carried out in Alberta to identify and address essential-skills needs in food-processing plants. The study was undertaken by the Alberta Food Processors Association (AFPA), in partnership with the Alberta Workforce Essential Skills Steering Committee (AWES)

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2010-04-07

My Community (2008)

QLWG Essential Life Skills - Unit 3

Competency-based learning meets the needs of all learners. It is important to keep in mind, however, that all learners are different. In order to address the needs and interests of all learners, the units in this publication have been divided by Essential Life Skills and Individual Life Skills.

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2009-09-17

Around the Home (2008)

QLWG Essential Life Skills - Unit 2

Competency-based learning meets the needs of all learners. It is important to keep in mind, however, that all learners are different. In order to address the needs and interests of all learners, the units in this publication have been divided by Essential Life Skills and Individual Life Skills.

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2009-09-17

So you want to start a reading circle... (2009)

How to set up and run reading circles

This guide is a compilation of the knowledge, experience and best practice that has accumulated from the extensive knowledge Frontier College has acquired as well as and its work with reading circles throughout Canada since 1988. This guide is designed to help interested individuals, groups and organizations run and set up an efficient reading circle.

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2009-09-02

Workplace Literacy & Essential Skills - What Works? and Why? (2009)

Literature Review

This literature review examines works from 2006 to 2009 as a follow-up to a comprehensive report on international workplace literacy and basic skills, published by Alison Gray. The review surveys research, policy and practice documents from Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. The sources examined comprise primarily research studies and reports, including some French-language materials.

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2009-08-26

Sharing the Gift: Aboriginal Literacy and Literary Artists' Gala 2009 (2009)

Final Report

The demand for Aboriginal books in schools, adult education and literacy programs is increasing. The goal of the Sharing the Gift: Aboriginal Literacy & Literary Artists’ Gala 2009 was to provide an opportunity for Aboriginal learners and Elders, as well as practitioners and educators in Saskatchewan, to celebrate, share, and be empowered about Aboriginal literacy and literature.

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2009-07-31

On the Job: Reading Text (2006)

There are different purposes for reading leading to various levels of complexity. Complexity is based on how much processing of information is required to arrive at an accurate outcome. These levels range from level 1 (the least complex) reading relatively short texts to locating a single piece of information to level 5 (the most complex) interpreting dense and complex texts and making high-level inferences and using specialized knowledge.

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2009-06-30

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