Multicultural Issues

Teamwork and Job Involvement Training (2010)

The goal of this manual is to help Inuit understand how brainstorming and team work can help them become self-sufficient.

The author uses the structure of the traditional igloo to illustrate the workplace, from the lowest point to the highest point. She discusses the need to deal with cultural change and be open to both new ideas and different cultures.

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2011-07-12

Aboriginal Adult Literacy Assessment Tool (2011)

Saskatchewan AALAT Provincial Results

The Aboriginal Adult Literacy Assessment Tool (AALAT) project was developed in response to the 2003 International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey (IALSS), which reported that more than 63 per cent of Aboriginal adults did not possess the literacy skills required to be contributing members of Canadian society.

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2011-06-21

Aboriginal Literacy & the Importance of "Unlearning" (2011)

Panel presentation by Allan Quigley, St. Francis Xavier University

In this document, presented as part of a panel discussion during the launch of the Aboriginal Adult Literacy Assessment Tool (AALAT), the author argues that current measures of literacy are arbitrary criteria that are biased against Aboriginal people.

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2011-06-21

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

Financial Literacy: Resources for Newcomers to Canada (2008)

Newcomers to Canada may face particular challenges in the area of financial literacy. This report describes research undertaken to learn more about the supply of financial literacy interventions to newcomers; gaps in services; and key causes of these gaps.

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2011-04-27

Reading the Future: Daisa Allurut [Video - 5:39] (2008)

This five-minute video is one of a series prepared by the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL), featuring adult learners who explain how improved literacy skills have changed their lives.

The subject of this video is a 34-year-old Inuit woman whose first language is Inuktitut. She has two young children and is very aware of the importance of education in providing them with opportunities in life.

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2011-04-08

Reading the Future: Sabrina Jaundoo [Video - 4:15] (2008)

This video, about four minutes in length, is one of a series prepared by the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL). The videos feature adult learners discussing how improving their literacy skills broadened their horizons.

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2011-04-01

Canada's Literacy Challenge (2010)

The author of this presentation argues that businesses must become champions of literacy because it can increase productivity and profitability, noting that higher literacy brings sustainable gains to individuals, businesses, the economy and society.

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2011-03-22

Weaving Worlds: Enhancing the Learning of Aboriginal Students (2008)

This presentation is part of the Minerva Lecture Series, an initiative of the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL). The author is a member of the Lil’wat First Nation and holds the Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Knowledge and Learning at the University of Victoria in British Columbia.

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2011-03-08

Redefining How Success is Measured in First Nations, Inuit and Métis Learning (2007)

Report on Learning in Canada

The authors note that First Nations, Inuit and Métis people have long advocated for learning that reflects their traditions and values but, at the same time, want a Western education that can equip them to participate fully in Canadian society. This document reports on the progress of a cooperative initiative aimed at redefining learning success in this context.

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2011-03-03

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