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Authors: Kay S. Peavey
Supplement to Adult Education Resource Guide and Learning Standards (q.v.). A collection of peer-reviewed and peer-selected instructional strategies incorporating the best practices of New York's adult educators. Lessons cover drama, map reading, sequencing and memory, a mock World Peace Summit, reading, HIV education, and politics.
"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.
Canadian Results of the International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey
This report presents the results of the 2003 International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey (IALSS) that measured the proficiencies in literacy, numeracy and problem solving of the Canadian population. It shows the skills distributions of the population of each of the ten provinces and three territories and of specific subpopulations, such as immigrants, Aboriginal peoples and minority language groups.
The report also analyses the relationships between socio-demographic characteristics, such as age, education, type of work and income, and performance in literacy, numeracy and problem solving.
Authors: Jean-Pierre Corbeil
Considering the importance of literacy and the skills that individuals require in a knowledge and information economy, it is clear that the vitality of official language minorities largely depends on them having the tools and information that they need in order to grow and develop. Because of the unfavourable situation in which many Francophones find themselves with respect to their reading, writing and numeracy skills, these communities must have data enabling them to better understand the situation of their members so that they can target their efforts more effectively.
It was in this spirit and in light of the above that this study was prepared, focusing on the literacy and skills of official language minorities as measured in the 2003 Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey (ALL). This study seeks to shed light on different aspects of the processes by which official language minorities acquire literacy and language mastery.
The main national objective of the ALL survey is to produce estimates of the change in the literacy level of Canada’s adult population since the publication of data from the 1994 International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS).
Lessons in Learning – October 16, 2008
Series: Lessons in Learning
Authors: Canadian Council on Learning (CCL)
Research has shown that being bilingual confers many cognitive benefits, including diminishing the effects of aging on the brain. In Canada, being able to function in both English and French can also have economic benefits.
The authors of this document note that although most Canadian children are taught French or English as a second language in school, these lessons often do not result in bilingualism. As well, many Anglophone students who do succeed in becoming bilingual feel that their French as a Second Language (FSL) skills deteriorate quickly when not used regularly.
The authors offer a number of suggestions for maintaining the bilingualism advantage, including continuing French instruction during postsecondary education; taking part in exchange programs; building relationships with people who speak French; and listening to the radio, watching television, and reading in the second language daily.
Authors: The Conference Board of Canada
This document is a case study of the Vancouver Municipal Workplace Language Program (VMWLP). The program was established in 1990 to address the need to upgrade employees’ literacy, language, and communication skills.
For the City of Vancouver, the program's goals were to create a workforce that is able to communicate effectively; create an inclusive workplace that values and welcomes diversity; provide all employees with an equal chance to develop their potential; and become a leader in supporting diversity and change in the community.
Because of changing organizational needs, the program is not currently operating at the City of Vancouver. However, it has been implemented in other municipalities, Crown corporations, government departments and industrial settings.
Authors: Atlantic Provinces Economic Council
The document "Report Card", published by the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council, is an overview of the IALSS, released in 2005.
The main themes of the document are:
- Labour Market Outcomes
- Industry Sectors
- Incidence of Low Proficiency
Authors: Thomas G. Sticht
The author writes on "Why is it so hard to get funding for adult literacy education"?
He explains that innumerable studies, reports, TV shows, and statistical surveys in most of the industrialized nations of the world declare that their nation is being brought to its economic knees because of widespread low basic skills (literacy, numeracy) amongst the adult population. But repeated calls for funding commensurate with the size of the problem go unanswered. Why?
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