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Series: Adult Working Group
In June 2005, the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL) held a Health and Learning Knowledge Centre (HLKC) consultation in Vancouver, British Columbia. At the consultation, participants agreed to establish various working groups to address the work of the HLKC. These working groups address life stages in health and learning and concentrate on settings, places, and communities where health and learning takes place. The Adult Working Group (AWG) is now one of 15 working groups addressing learning across the life span.
In 2006-2007, the AWG focused its research on adults with low literacy skills and immigrants and refugees. The AWG's work involves direct discussion with marginalized adults in the identified groups who could be directly helped through an effective knowledge exchange and translation with respect to health and learning. In this report, the AWG summarizes the outcomes of its consultations with immigrants, refugees and adults with literacy challenges and presents participants’ recommendations for strategies to address identified barriers. The working group also offers its recommendations for setting a knowledge agenda.
Becoming State of the Art: Research Brief No.2, 2012
Authors: Essential Skills Ontario
This research brief, prepared by Essential Skills Ontario (ESO), explores options for involving business and industry representatives in the design and delivery of Literacy and Essential Skills (LES) training to provide a clearer path to employment for adults who lack a high school diploma.
Based on their examination of effective programs implemented in other jurisdictions, the authors pinpointed a number of key features integral to their success. Those features include blending work-specific technology skills with basic skills to get the most out of each; targeting occupations and industries that are projected to be in high demand locally; working with employers to design programs and provide wrap-around supports meeting the needs of those without a high school diploma; and developing career ladders based on industry sectors, offering the framework and delivery mechanisms to help adults progress as quickly as possible through a continuum of industry-recognized education and training credentials.
Innovative approaches are needed in this area, as adults without a diploma are now twice as likely to be unemployed as they were 20 years ago, the authors point out. Many jobs traditionally held by people with low educational attainment have been drastically changed by advancements in technology, and competition from cheap overseas labour.
This directory lists programs and initiatives that provide literacy education and support in New Brunswick. The first section lists province-wide initiatives that offer programs or services in many communities around New Brunswick, while subsequent sections list local programs and initiatives by county.
Each entry includes a brief explanation of the nature of the program, along with contact or enrolment information. It also notes whether there is a fee for the service.
The directory includes programs aimed at families, children, youths, adults, Aboriginal people, and people with learning disabilities.
Women's Education des femmes, Winter 1985 - Vol. 4, No. 2
Authors: Tannis Atkinson
This article is about a visit in 1985 to Canada by Mike Browne, National coordinator of the St. Vincent Union of Teachers Adult Education Program. He visited Canada from St. Vincent, a tiny country in the West Indies, to gain support for the St. Vincent literacy project and to make links with literacy project and adult education projects in Canada.
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