Practitioner Resources

Eager to Learn - A Course on Family Literacy (1999)

Eager to Learn has been designed as a resource binder. The course modules can be used independently from the research findings in other sections. The literature review and focus group results provide interesting and unique perspectives on how to plan and deliver family literacy programs of all sorts, not just those meant for a teaching environment.

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1999-12-22

Volunteer Management Resource Guide For Literacy Programs (1997)

Volunteer management is a key component of community-based literacy programs. There were 9,600 volunteers in Anglophone community-based literacy programs in Ontario in 1995-1996 (6,900 tutors, 2,700 other volunteers). These volunteers were managed by a total of 344 paid staff. Program leaders need the skills and tools to effectively manage volunteers in today's rapidly changing environment.

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1999-11-29

Inequalities in Literacy Skills among Youth in Canada and the United States (1999)

This report suggests that youth in North America do not fare as well in their literacy skills as their European counterparts. The findings were based on data from the International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) which was conducted in seven countries in 1994, and later extended to include 24 countries.

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1999-11-17

Highlights of Our Lives (1998)

A guide to creating Writing Circles for Seniors.

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1999-09-29

Family Literacy - Annotated Bibliography of Resources (1998)

This book lists and gives brief descriptions of resources currently available at the Literacy Partners of Manitoba.

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1999-05-12

Computer Labs for Literacy Groups, A Practical Guide (1998)

The P4 Literacy Project

This handbook was produced under cost-shared funding from the National Literacy Secretariat and the BC Ministry of Advanced Education, Training and Technology. Literacy practitioners will find this a useful guide when planning a computer lab for their literacy group. Topics discussed are :

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1999-02-26

Computer Labs for Literacy Groups, A Practical Guide (1998)

The P4 Literacy Project

This handbook was produced under cost-shared funding from the National Literacy Secretariat and the BC Ministry of Advanced Education, Training and Technology. Literacy practitioners will find this a useful guide when planning a computer lab for their literacy group. Topics discussed are :

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1999-02-26

Reading Effectiveness Tool (1999)

Clear Language and Design (CLAD)

This is a link to a website which provides a tool for determining the reading level of documents.

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1999-01-01

Online Thesaurus (1999)

This is a link to a website designed to provide writers with cleaner, simpler words or phrases through an online thesaurus.

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1999-01-01

Ask an Expert (1999)

Clear Language and Design (CLAD)

This is a link to a website designed to assist anyone interested in writing in clear/plain language...'how to use clarity and precision to get your message across.'

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1999-01-01

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