Family Literacy

Stronger Together: Toward More Literate Communities (2012)

This report presents the findings of a project undertaken to identify gaps and opportunities for a more coordinated and integrated policy mandate for family literacy in Ontario, and to identify promising approaches to an integrated family literacy system. The project was carried out by Essential Skills Ontario, formerly known as Ontario Literacy Coalition.

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2012-07-23

The Lieutenant Governor's Aboriginal Summer Reading Camps Managed by Frontier College – 2011 Report (2011)

The Lieutenant Governor’s Aboriginal Summer Reading Camps, managed by Frontier College, give young people in remote First Nations communities in northern Ontario a chance to enhance their literacy and numeracy skills in a fun setting.

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2012-07-18

Brighter Futures Project: Building on Family Literacy Programs by Incorporating Essential Skills (2012)

This manual grew out of a research project undertaken by an Alberta adult learning association, to examine the incorporation of Essential Skills into a family literacy program.

The project focused specifically on the Essential Skills of computer use and numeracy. A curriculum was developed and was piloted in three rural communities in Alberta.

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2012-07-16

Building Family Literacy and Essential Skills: Enhancing Social Inclusion - Evaluation of a Family Literacy Program: Upgrading for Parents with Preschoolers (UPP) (2011)

This document offers an evaluation of the effects of Upgrading for Parents with Preschoolers (UPP), a 20-week intervention program, on both the parenting ability and literacy skills of the participants.

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2012-06-25

Ready to Learn? A look at school readiness in young children (2008)

Lessons in Learning – September 18, 2008

Parents, teachers, and decision-makers all have a stake in ensuring that children are well-prepared when they begin their formal education. However, the authors of this document note that the meaning of the term “ready to learn” is not as clear as it might first appear.

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2012-06-20

RAPP - Reading And Parents Program: The Multicultural Collection (2011)

A Resource manual for literacy programs and teachers of young children

The Reading And Parents Program (RAPP) was designed to encourage family literacy and help parents support the development of their children’s literacy skills. Program materials can be adapted to produce packs that are suitable for lending to families who have children aged from birth to eight years.

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2012-06-18

Family literacy practice and research in Canada (2007)

This presentation offers both an overview of family literacy in the Canadian context and a detailed look at some specific programs aimed at parents and their young children.

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2012-06-18

Ideas at Work: How to Help Every Child Become a Reader (1999)

This document highlights examples of activities undertaken across the United States to help all children become good readers.

It includes programs undertaken at the national level; by specific states; in cities and towns; within the private sector; and by non-profit organizations. The programs focus on both preschool and school-age children.

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2012-06-13

The Lieutenant Governor's Aboriginal Summer Reading Camps Managed by Frontier College – 2009 Report (2009)

The Lieutenant Governor’s Aboriginal Summer Reading Camps are offered annually in remote First Nation communities in northern Ontario. The camp program is implemented by Frontier College, a national literacy organization that works in partnership with others to provide learning opportunities for Canadians of all ages.

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2012-05-04

No “drop” in the bucket: the high costs of dropping out (2009)

Lessons in Learning – February 4, 2009

Despite recent declines in high school dropout rates, thousands of young Canadians still leave high school every year without a diploma.

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2012-04-30

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