Community based

Exploring the implementation and potential adaptation of Action Schools! (2009)

BC for Rural and Remote First Nations Communities

This document describes a project designed to test whether a school-based healthy lifestyles program could improve the health of Aboriginal children and youth in Canada.

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2014-05-28

What is learning like for ME? A Community Approach to Learning Disabilities (2011)

Resources and Tool Kit for Community Service Providers on Haida Gwaii

This tool kit was developed in response to requests from community service providers, teachers, and tutors for a simple guide to identifying and dealing with learning difficulties among adults and students on Haida Gwaii, the chain of islands off the northern coast of British Columbia. The area is populated mainly by the Haida Aboriginal people.

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2014-05-26

Living Well on What You've Got: Tips & hints for making the most of every penny (2011)

This booklet offers tips for living well and saving money at the same time.

The tips are organized by topic, including groceries and food; shopping; household expenses; fitness; health and wellness; special occasions; entertainment; transportation; and recipes.

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2014-05-22

Applications of Best Practices: Part 3 – Instructional Ideas for Tutors and Students of Independent Studies (I.S.) at Frontier College (2003)

This document is the third in a series presenting instructional ideas and materials for staff and tutors to use with students in Frontier College’s Independent Studies (IS) program. It provides material related to classes that have been added to the program.

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2014-04-30

Applications of Best Practices: Part 2 – Teaching Notes for Tutors of Independent Studies (I.S.) at Frontier College (2003)

This document is part of a series of student-centred instructional resources designed to help volunteers with Frontier College’s Independent Studies (IS) program.

It presents a variety of common teaching methods and facilitation techniques designed to help tutors develop and reinforce their skills to better meet the learning needs of adult students. As well, there are suggestions for learning activities.

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2014-04-30

Applications of Best Practices: A Syllabus for Tutors of Independent Studies (I.S.) at Frontier College – Part 1 (2003)

Independent Studies (IS) at Frontier College operates adult learning programs, aimed primarily at people with disabilities. This document offers an outline of the main points of the IS course of study.

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2014-04-29

Best Practices: A Framework for Documenting Qualitative Methods of Evaluating Learning in Community-Based Adult Literacy Programs from Independent Studies (I.S.) at Frontier College (2003)

This report outlines alternative ways of documenting non-academic outcomes in community-based adult literacy programs.

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2014-04-29

Flooded with Thoughts on Literacy While Bailing out in Calgary (2013)

In this paper, the author discusses the lessons about literacy she acquired while cleaning up after the disastrous flooding in Alberta in the summer of 2013.

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2014-04-09

Deanna Richard, Winner of a scholarship "Je ne lâche pas, je gagne !" [Video - 4:25] (2013)

This video features a 55-year-old Quebec woman who has recently completed high school and is now looking forward to studying at Montreal’s Concordia University.

She enrolled at the Huntingdon Adult Education and Community Centre, southwest of Montreal, at the same time one of her eight children was completing his secondary studies there.

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2014-04-08

My BVC is a community where people take care of each other (2013)

In the summer of 2013, heavy rainfall triggered catastrophic flooding in Alberta, killing several people and displacing thousands of others.

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2014-04-04

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