Volume 1: Southern Saskatchewan
Series: Literacy Cafe Report
Authors: Saskatchewan Literacy Network (SLN)
This is a report on the some of the key items discussed during three Literacy Cafés held by the Saskatchewan Literacy Network in early 2008 in in Regina, Swift Current and Yorkton, Saskatchewan. The purpose of these Cafés was to provide a networking opportunity for literacy stakeholders and to ask for information that would guide the Literacy Network including its conversations and communications with decision makers. Through these discussions, the Literacy Network hoped to learn about the current literacy activities in each region, what was working well, the challenges that literacy stakeholders were facing and observing, and the opportunities for action and change.
Series: 2006 Census ABE/Literacy Kit
The ABE Enrichment Instructor's Guide provides information for instructors working with adult learners, particularly Adult Basic Education (ABE) and ESL (English as a Second Language) learners. The information was developed to complement information in the ABE Instructor's Guide and ABE Learner Handbook.
Series: 2006 Census ABE/Literacy Kit
The ABE Enrichment Instructor's Guide provides information for instructors working with adult learners, particularly Adult Basic Education (ABE) and ESL (English as a Second Language) learners. The information was developed to complement information in the
ABE Instructor's Guide and ABE Learner Handbook.
To help address high unemployment rates in the Aboriginal community, and meet the human resource demands anticipated by labour shortages in the near future, the Government of Saskatchewan created the Aboriginal Employment Development Program (AEDP).
The AEDP works with employers to identify employment needs and remove barriers to ensure a workplace that is grounded in fairness, respect and dignity, trust and open communication. These employers measure the success of non-discriminatory hiring practices of qualified applicants.
This guide is the result of the shared experiences over a two year period of four community based literacy programs which implemented and reviewed a variety of assessment procedures for family literacy evaluation.
This practical and informative resource guide for literacy practitioners was prepared for the National Literacy Secretariat and the Ontario Training and Adjustment Board.
Handbook For Facilitators
Authors: Wendy Magahay
The AWAL Guide: Handbook for Facilitators is essentially “AWAL in a box.” The background information, suggestions, and resources collected here are intended to provide you with the tools and support you need to understand, plan for, deliver, and benefit from an AWAL Workshop for your organization.
AWAL (Applications of Working and Learning) is a valuable and effective program that can result in strong benefits for both faculty development and curriculum resource development. Through meeting with and learning from employers and employees, AWAL provides a means for educators to incorporate into their own teaching practice an emphasis on the skills that Canadian workplaces have identified as essential.
However, AWAL is not intended to provide a complete examination of a job, and certainly not of the people who do those jobs.
Prepared by Jean Rasmussen of Literacy BC, this Framework is intended as a guide to promote good practice and provide support and information to the many individuals and groups involved in family literacy
This document was prepared in 1999 by a team of family literacy stakeholders led by Literacy BC and the Provincial Family Literacy Working Group – Training and Standards Sub-Committee. The framework is intended to promote good practice and provide support and information to the wide range of individuals and groups involved with family literacy throughout British Columbia. The document includes a definition of family literacy and statements of the goals and values of family literacy in B.C. The Statements of Best Practice section presents a list of 16 factors that contribute to best practice in family literacy, from philosophy and planning to resources and language diversity. The Standards of Best Practice section reworks those 16 factors into a checklist to provide an evaluation tool for program planning and development.
Developing a Community Needs Assessment for Adult Literacy Programming
This report was developed to help communities prepare for an adult literacy program. Before a community can receive funding from the Province of Manitoba, the Community Needs Assessment must be completed. Other communities may find this information useful in developing community awareness about literacy needs or the different kinds of adult basic education programs that might be considered.
For further information, please contact : Literacy and Continuing Education Branch, Department of Education and Training, 410-185 Carlton Street, Winnipeg MB R3C 3J1, Tel. (204) 945-8247, Fax: (204) 945-1792. (98.11.04)
Tools for Community-Based Adult Literacy and Basic Education Programs
The NWT Literacy Council has created a comprehensive framework of best practices that encourages literacy providers to reflect on their practice and learn from others. The framework has three tools:
1. A self-assessment tool for programs
2. A resource of practical ideas to help support best practices
3. Examples of best practices in action in NWT programs
The self-assessment tool for programs consists of 17 best practice statements, followed by several key elements and indicators. Each statement describes a key concept that we have identified as integral to effective programs from current research and from practitioners in the field in the NWT and elsewhere. The best practice statements include the following topics such as philosophy, program planning, program evaluation, program accessibility and instruction.