Women's Education Des Femmes, Fall, Vol. 5, No. 1
Authors: Susan Witter
This article discusses the great need for Adult Basic Education (A.B.E.), which is intended to include education for adults who have not completed high school. It also poses questions about what agencies are and/or should be responsible for providing ABE programs across Canada. The author maintains that a united Federal/Provincial effort is needed to provide Adult Basic Education to all who need it.
Celebrating 40 Years of the Adult Education and Literacy System of the United States
Authors: Thomas G. Sticht
The author discusses 40 years of Adult Education in the United States. This year, they celebrate 40 years of Adult Literacy and Literacy System that was created by the Adult Education Act of 1966, and which continues today as Title 2: The Adult Education and Family Literacy Act of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998.
How the Adult Education Act emerged from the adult basic education program of the War on Poverty illustrates how multiple interests were brought together to break through a barrier that had blocked the development of an Adult Education and Literacy System for decades.
Women's Education des femmes, Dec. 1983 - vol.2 no. 2
Authors: Susan Witter
This article, written in 1983, concerns the B.C. Provincial Restraint Policy of the time and discusses how it affects not only education, but health and social services, both interlocking elements in the provision of education to B.C. women.
"The Boys' and Girls' Literacy: Closing the Gap" project is unique in that it aims to develop strategies that would particularly have a positive impact on boys' literacy. This holds substantial merit in that the strategies and methodologies selected to address the literacy performance of boys would not disadvantage girls. These strategies included literature circles, male mentors, and providing boy-friendly reading materials. The researchers based these decisions on current research in the fields of literacy and reading; gender and literacy; psychology; and curriculum.
Resources for Literacy Workers
Authors: Metro Toronto Movement for Literacy
This book is a resource for literacy workers. One of its focus is on the challenges of people having limited literacy skills when they attempt to access counselling services. It also includes information for workers who may be working with victims of abuse and violence.
Authors: Thomas G. Sticht
In this article, the author discusses the data released in the 2005 National Center for Education Statistics showing 30 years of National Assessment of Educational progress.
The author suggests that it is time to acknowledge adult literacy to improve children's reading skills.
Women's Education des femmes, March 1984 - vol. 2 no. 3
Authors: Heather Menzies
At the Canada Tomorrow Conference held in Ottawa in 1983 under the auspices of the federal Ministry of Science and Economic Development, Heather Menzies was theme coordinator for the topic "Concerns about the Consequence of Change". The other three themes dealt with technology. This article contains an edited version of Mrs. Menzies' report to the final plenary session
A national survey of Aboriginal Workforce/Essential Skills Development Programs was conducted.
The purpose of the survey was to identify critical success factors in the development, delivery and evaluation of such initiatives. The most important characteristics of these programs include:
- Adult Educators
- Integration of culturally appropriate materials
- On-going Communication between all involved
- Strategic Partnerships
- Supportive Employers
- Voluntary Participation
- Safe Learning Environment
A checklist for guidance when developing
such initiatives is provided in addition to details on the development of Workplace Practitioners.
An Assessment of Canadian Women's Status in Education, Training and Employment, 1976 – 1985
This research study serves to determine, from a statistical and analytical perspective, the impact of the United Nations Decade for Women (1976-1985) on women in Canada; whether Canadian women made any progress in three areas: Education, Training and Employment.
Congress Report, March 2 - 5, 2000
This is a report of a conference on women's learning, education and training in Canada which took place March 2-5, 2000 and was hosted by the Canadian Congress for Learning Opportunities for Women (CCLOW), in collaboration with the National Women's Reference Group on Labour Market Issues (NWRG). The conference brought together a diversity of women from across Ontario and the rest of Canada to discuss the status of women's learning, education and training in this country and to strategize for the future.
The aim of the conference was to examine the current status of women's learning, education and training in Canada, and the continued role of a national organization addressing these issues. Six overarching theme areas were identified: Learning, Work and Gender Equity; Technology and Women's Learning; Women's Literacy Education; Learning and Trauma; Older Women and Learning; Supporting Women's Learning