Multicultural Issues

The Transformative Nature of Culture-based Literacy Provision in Native Literacy Programs (2006)

The major objective of Cooper's research study was to explore the transformative nature of culture-based literacy approaches in the Native literacy field in Ontario using Indigenous research methodologies and applying a phenomenological analysis to the findings. It has shown that culture-based approaches to Native literacy are indeed transformative, not only for learners but for tutors and practitioners as well.

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2006-11-22

Literacy: Focused on the Workplace (2000)

Vignettes and Learning Activities focusing on the Literacy - Workplace Link

This document includes two adult learner stories regarding their family background, their memories of school and learning, and some of their work experiences.

There are also learning activities such as a vocabulary matching game, learning about past tense, a comparison game, and a question & answer section regarding either or both stories.

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2006-08-10

Summary Outcomes from the SHARE Essential Skills Knowledge Forum with Dr. Robin Millar (2006)

This report is a summary of the outcomes from the SHARE Essential Skills Knowledge Forus with Dr. Robin Millar.

The Essential Skills Forum was a six-week project that ran from March 26 - May 6, 2006 (pre-project preparation & outlines started March 20). In May, there were 41 Registered Participants (5 of whom were out-of-province). The forum had 2,153 web page hits, or people accessing and responding to information.

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2006-06-21

Theoretically You Can't Teach Adults to Read and Write: But Just Keep On Doing It (2006)

The author writes on "Why is it so hard to get funding for adult literacy education"?

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2006-06-15

Annotated Bibliography of Aboriginal Books (2006)

Pre-School to Adult

Over the years, many people have asked us to put together a package of information on Aboriginal literature that is suitable for different age groups. That task, however, is not particularly easy. An extensive array of material is available nowadays, but should it all be included in such a list?

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2006-05-19

Report Card (2006)

The document "Report Card", published by the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council, is an overview of the IALSS, released in 2005.

The main themes of the document are:
- Labour Market Outcomes
- Industry Sectors
- Incidence of Low Proficiency

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2006-05-09

Study Reveals Cracks in Canada's Literacy Foundation: Community says politics must not stand in the way of progress - comments by MCL (2005)

This press release from the Movement for Canadian Literacy regarding the 2003 International Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey (IALLSS) which reveals serious cracks in Canada's literacy foundation with as many as 4 in 10 Canadian adults below the skill level considered necessary to thrive in today's knowledge society.

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2006-03-30

What We Heard (2004)

Community-Based Literacy Consultation 2004

In the spring of 2004, the Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning (NSSAL) consulted with representatives of community learning organizations across the province. Seven sessions were held with over 85 participants.

This document summarizes the results of these community consultations. The appendices include lists of participants and comments received during the sessions.

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2005-12-13

Towards a Fully Literate Canada (2005)

Achieving National Goals through a Comprehensive Pan-Canadian Literacy Strategy

“Towards a Fully Literate Canada” is the title that the Advisory Committee has adopted for its Report. This title expresses in clear language the Committee's primary recommendation. The Government of Canada, in full partnership with the provinces and territories, should commit itself to the goal of a fully literate country by adopting, implementing and promoting a comprehensive Pan-Canadian Literacy Strategy.

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2005-12-08

Mama's Song (2005)

This book is intended for adults who already have acquired the reading skills and knowledge of a beginning and mid-stage one learner.

There are four chapters in this book:

Chapter 1 - The Old Country
Chapter 2 - Making Plans
Chapter 3 - A New Country
Chapter 4 - Mama's Song

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