This list of words was 'derived from a survey of 1,000 pre-primer, early, and first readers'. It consists of one and two syllable words, ranging in size from two to six letters. There is no instructor's guide.
Papers that Moved Us Forward
Authors: Elizabeth Murphy
In this philosophical article the author discusses what literacy is and what it is not. Postulating that 'literacy is participation' she argues that if we truly want to create a more literate society, we must move beyond literacy programs to more broadly based social and economic change.
Nine delegates from Saskatchewan attended the First National Aboriginal Literacy Gathering in May 2000, held in Morley, Alberta. There was a great deal of enthusiasm generated during the course of the Gathering and plans for a follow-up provincial Aboriginal literacy project began.
Since then, a Provincial Aboriginal Literacy Steering Committee was convened to carry the discussion and planning forward. On May 14, 2002, The Provincial Aboriginal Literacy Gathering was held, an event that provided the opportunity for Elders, learners, literacy practitioners, community members, and representatives from various governments to work together in a participatory strategic plan process to develop future directions for Aboriginal literacy in the province.
This document is a report on the strategic plan developed by the Steering Committee as a result of the Gathering.
In this report, the authors discuss the cost and the importance of investing in literacy. They suggest that advanced literacy is the single most important tool that Canadians need to compete in the global economy and present estimates of the total cost of raising the literacy skill of the adult population to Level 3.
This report includes an executive summary and forward followed byfive chapters:
Chapter 1- Introduces the report and provides background on the Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey and the International Survey of Reading Skills (ISRS) studies upon which analyses in the report are based.
Chapter 2 - Summarizes what was measured in the ISRS and what it means
Chapter 3 - Defines segments in the Canadian literacy market
Chapter 4 - Contains estimates of the costs and benefits of releasing Canada’s economic potential through literacy instruction
Chapter 5 - Summary and conclusions
An annotated bibliography
Authors: Centre for Literacy of Quebec
This bibliography was compiled for The Centre for Literacy's 2005 Summer Institute: Adult Basic Education & Literacy, Media and Technology.
The references and annotations point to relevant research, project, strategy and evaluation reports that describe and analyze the current and future influences of changing technologies on definitions of literacy, lifelong learning policy, and program-level practice in Canada and internationally.
This list is far from exhaustive, but represents a core set of readings on the topic and offers a solid starting point for more in-depth research.
Authors: Thomas G. Sticht
Drawing upon a variety of studies, the author argues that adult literacy program can increase their ROI by developing 'programs that maximize the intergenerational transfer of educational benefits from parents to children, and functional-context education programs [that] integrate basic skills instruction with job and parenting skills training'.
'This resource guide has been developed to … demonstrate concretely how adult education practitioners across [New York] state are tackling the job of standards-based teaching and learning, and to offer examples of resource/research material.' (Foreword). Includes learning standards for English language arts and math, as well as supplements for ESOL and GED.
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.
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.