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.