Oral History

Powerful Listening: A Practitioner Research Project on Story and Difference in Adult Literacy (2009)

This report describes a collaborative research project entitled "The Uses of Narrative in Adult Literacy Teaching and Learning." A team of nine community-based practitioners/researchers based in Toronto met monthly, from September 2007 to July 2008, to reflect on their practice and on themselves as practitioners through the lens of story and diversity.

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2010-05-14

Communication Skills (2008)

QLWG Essential Life Skills - Unit 10

Competency-based learning meets the needs of all learners. It is important to keep in mind, however, that all learners are different. In order to address the needs and interests of all learners, the units in this publication have been divided by Essential Life Skills and Individual Life Skills.

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2009-09-18

Strategic Plan (2008)

2008 - 2013

The Board of Directors of the National Indigenous Literacy Association (NILA) represents First Nations people, Metis people, and Inuit people from coast to coast. Through provincial representation as well as representation in all stakeholder groups, NILA is poised to respond to the vision of eradicating illiteracy in its communities.

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2009-07-07

On the Job: Essential Skill of Oral Communication (2006)

Integrating oral communication skills into the ESL classroom is nothing new – in fact that is pretty well a “raison d’etre” in the first place. Most language learning methods used in Canada include a balanced approach to learning that integrates speaking and listening, as well as reading and writing.

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2009-06-30

Opening Doors (1992)

Thoughts and Experiences of Community Literacy Workers in Alberta

This document is a collection of thoughts and experiences of community literacy workers in Alberta and includes some of the history of the grassroots literacy movement in Alberta.

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2007-08-13

How Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Affects Writing and Learning: What Neuroscience Suggests About the Memoir Assignment (2005)

For the last fifteen years, the author has struggled to understand how domestic abuse affects later pursuits of literacy outside and inside the university setting. The research for this thesis compelled the author to make a particular argument about the composition instruction of first year college students: the generic memoir assignment should never be assigned.

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2007-06-14

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

Roger's Story (2003)

This is one of four stories adapted from a screenplay, the others are entitled:

- Pushthrough
- Margaret's Story
- Bob and Paul

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2006-05-30

Pushthrough (2003)

This is one of four stories adapted from a screenplay, the others are entitled:

- Roger's Story
- Margaret's Story
- Bob and Paul

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2006-05-30

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