Family Literacy

2010 Literacy Cafés (2010)

Volume 3: Prince Albert and North

In May 2010, the Saskatchewan Literacy Network held discussions in Prince Albert and La Ronge. As in previous years, the goals of these “literacy cafés” were to provide a networking opportunity for literacy stakeholders and to ask for information to guide the network’s efforts.

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2011-07-08

Learning It Together: Our Community Talks About Family Literacy (2011)

This document outlines a community-based research project developed by the students in a senior-level sociology course at Mount Allison University, in partnership with the Tantramar Family Resource Centre in Sackville, New Brunswick. The project examined the ways in which families experience and define literacy; how they interact with literacy resources; and how community literacy services might better suit their needs.

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2011-06-30

Impacts of Low Literacy Levels in Rural New Brunswick: A literature review (2008)

This document outlines a study commissioned by the Rural Secretariat (New Brunswick) and carried out by the Rural and Small Town Programme at Mount Allison University in Sackville, NB. The study’s goal was to summarize the impacts of low literacy levels in rural New Brunswick through a literature review, and to provide a comprehensive inventory of all literacy programs and services available in the province as of March 2008.

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2011-06-17

Adult Literacy Through Family Workshops [Video - 3:27] (2008)

This video, about three and a half minutes in length, focuses on a program that combines writing with reading to help both parents and young children advance their literacy skills.

The “Picture It, Publish It, Read It” program was developed by professors at Mount Saint Vincent University in Nova Scotia and was piloted with a parents’ group in Yarmouth, in the southwest region of that province.

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2011-05-27

Place-based Learning Communities: A Diversity of Perspectives - An Editorial (2010)

Revue « À lire en ligne », FCAF

This document is part of a special issue of “À lire en ligne,” a journal published annually by the Fédération canadienne pour l’alphabétisation en français (FCAF). The author served as guest editor for the 2010 issue, which was devoted exclusively to place-based learning communities.

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2011-05-27

Concluding comments: Learning Communities (2010)

Revue « À lire en ligne », FCAF

This document is part of a special issue of “À lire en ligne,” a journal published annually by the Fédération canadienne pour l’alphabétisation en français (FCAF). The author served as guest editor for the 2010 edition, which was devoted exclusively to place-based learning communities.

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2011-05-24

Creating Authentic Materials and Activities for the Adult Literacy Classroom (2003)

A Handbook for Practitioners

This handbook draws upon the findings of a five-year study of adult literacy education in the United States, entitled “The Literacy Practices of Adult Learners Study,” or LPALS. The study supported the hypothesis that the use of “authentic” or real-life materials and activities in the classroom led students to increase their literacy activities outside the classroom.

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2011-05-13

Aboriginal Literacy Fact Sheet (N.D.)

The authors of this fact sheet note that according to the International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey (IALSS), 63 per cent of urban Aboriginal people in Saskatchewan scored below Level 3, compared to 39 per cent of the non-Aboriginal population. Level 3 is considered the minimum needed to function effectively in modern society.

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2011-05-10

Rock Brisson : Yukon Learner Series (2008)

This book is part of a series published by the Yukon Literacy Coalition, focusing on people who overcame hardships to learn to read.

The learner profiled here grew up in foster homes and had changed schools 10 times by the time he was 13. He left school and turned to alcohol. He eventually stopped drinking and worked hard to provide for his family, successfully hiding the fact that he couldn’t read or write.

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2011-05-03

Prenatal Caring Circle: Promoting family literacy, bonding and well-being before and after birth (2011)

Pregnancy calendar

This calendar is part of the Prenatal Caring Circle, a program that helps expectant mothers and the important people in their lives learn about family literacy and about nurturing both mother and child before and after the birth.

The calendar is divided into sections for each of the nine months of pregnancy, with additional sections dealing with labour and delivery and with the first three months after the birth.

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2011-04-27

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