Youth

Hope Behind Bars [Video – 7:18] (2010)

In this video, young men from the Burnaby Youth Custody Centre in British Columbia use hip hop music to help them tell their stories, and share their hopes for the future.

The video is one of two created during a four-day literacy program. In collaboration with filmmakers from the non-profit Reel Youth organization, the young men produced the music beats, wrote the lyrics, and filmed the videos.

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2013-07-30

Ignite My Flame [Video – 4:54] (2010)

This is one of two videos created by young people at the Burnaby Youth Custody Centre in British Columbia as part of a four-day literacy program.

The young people teamed up with filmmakers from Reel Youth, a non-profit program that helps people and organizations create and distribute films about issues they care about. They produced the music beats, wrote the lyrics, and filmed the videos.

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2013-07-24

Community-Based Learning Opportunities, Winner, 2005: Frontier College's Beat the Street Learning Centre (2005)

Frontier College’s Beat the Street learning centre helps at-risk and homeless youth in downtown Toronto by offering them the chance to acquire basic literacy skills, high school upgrading, and computer training in an accessible and non-threatening learning environment.

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2013-07-11

Educational Pathways and Academic Performance of Youth of Immigrant Origin: Comparing Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver (2009)

This report examines and compares the educational pathways and the academic performance of immigrant students who attend high schools in Canada’s three largest cities, and who do not speak the majority language of their school when they are at home. The three cities – Montreal, Quebec, Toronto, Ontario, and Vancouver, British Columbia – are Canada’s three major immigrant destinations.

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2013-06-19

High Interest Low Vocabulary Books (2011)

For Youth and Adults

This is an annotated list of more than 300 books for youths and adults that combine interesting material with relatively low vocabulary.

The listing for each book includes its title, author, publisher, and a brief summary of its contents.

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2013-06-18

International Dialogue on Resilience: Promising Practices for School Systems (2009)

Dialogue Proceedings

This document outlines the work of an international gathering of researchers, practitioners, and policymakers from Canada, Germany, Australia, and the United States, who met in Ottawa, Ontario, in late 2009 to discuss practical approaches to promoting resilience in children and youth as learners.

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2013-06-03

Educational outcomes at age 21 associated with reading ability at age 15 (2009)

Education Matters: Insights on Education, Learning and Training in Canada, June 2009, Vol 6 No. 2

This article, published by Statistics Canada, looks at the association between reading proficiency as measured at age 15, and both high school graduation and participation in postsecondary education by age 19.

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2013-05-30

Math Instruction That Makes Sense: Frontier Centre for Public Policy – Policy Series No. 120, Sept. 2011 (2011)

The author of this position paper argues for a return to the basics for mathematics instruction in Canada’s public schools.

Provincial curriculum guides place a great deal of emphasis on problem solving and the conceptual understanding of mathematics, the author says. Students do not learn the standard sets of rules for math equations, and they fail to master basic math skills.

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2013-05-28

What did you do in school today? Transforming Classrooms Through Social, Academic and Intellectual Engagement - First National Report (2009)

This document is part of an initiative, launched in 2007, to identify ways to enhance learning experiences for adolescents in schools and classrooms.

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2013-05-27

From Risk to Resilience: Final Report for the Canadian Council on Learning (2009)

In November, 2008, the National Dialogue on Youth Resilience was held in Winnipeg, Manitoba. It was the culmination of a partnership between eight provinces and territories and The Learning Partnership (TLP), a national charitable organization founded in 1993 and dedicated to championing a strong public education system in Canada.

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