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Authors: Audrey M Thomas
This landmark study of the early 1980s provides a useful glimpse of the "state of the art" at that time. This publication addresses issues facing a substantial number of Canadians, the illiterate and the seriously-undereducated.
Executive Summary of a Provincial Survey
Authors: Ontario Literacy Coalition (OLC)
This report presents the findings of a research study on family literacy in Ontario. Using focus groups and a province-wide survey of more than 100 family literacy practitioners, this study takes a snapshot of family literacy activity in Ontario. The study is designed to identify issues and gaps in the current family literacy infrastructure and to identify effective and sustainable options for family literacy delivery. Researchers looked at the types of family literacy programs currently in existence in Ontario, the level and nature of funding for these programs, organizational partnerships, the training and professional development needs of family literacy practitioners, and whether there is support for accreditation in the family literacy field.
This report includes an executive summary, as well as a discussion on what the study found, recommendations, and contact information.
A Profile of the Quad Counties in the Strait Region
Authors: Patty Cave
Issues, Trends, Supports and Resources: A Profile of the Quad Counties in the Strait Region, is "Phase One of the Partners & Pathways Two Project". The research
compiled in this document will provide background information for Phase 2 -- a
Spring Forum scheduled for May 26, 2004. The Forum, Partners & Pathways...Bridging the Skills Gap will allow participants to discuss the issues, trends, supports and resources leading to the development of an action plan to address the skills and labour market challenges facing the Strait Region. The action plan will constitute Phase 3 of the process and Phase 4, the final component, will establish a strategy for the implementation of the action plan developed from the Forum.
This directory lists community-based literacy programs for children, families, parents and other adults in New Brunswick. It provides helpful information for those wanting to access literacy programs in their localities, and for educators and others who refer people for literacy education and support. In addition, it will be useful to organizations wanting to build liaisons, and for communities seeking to create more coherent, comprehensive and connected provisions for literacy learning. This directory contains two main sections: a listing of province-wide programs and a listing of programs by county.
This report is part of a project that was initiated by the New Brunswick Department of Education. The department provided funding for the Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick to design and conduct a survey of English-language, community-based literacy programs. The purpose of the survey was to help determine areas of greatest need for investment and to inform school districts of the community-based programs within their districts.
The survey aimed to identify the following features of community-based literacy programs and services:
- frequency and intensity
- impact (evaluation/research)
- funding information
- gaps in provision and associated difficulties.
This report includes the following sections:
- conducting the survey
- limitations of the project
- survey results: distribution of organizations by county; table showing program details by county; summary of program detail by type of organization
Literacy in B.C. Corrections
Authors: Audrey M Thomas
This project was designed to determine the experiences of offenders in adult correctional facilities in the province in relation to their literacy needs, and to discover where and how those needs were being met. The author also makes recommendations for future action in relation to literacy programs.
To prepare the report Audrey Thomas interviewed inmates and obtained information from questionnaires sent to five selected groups: correctional centre directors; adult basic education administrators in the corrections field; literacy/ABE instructors in B.C. Corrections; halfway community agencies; and community literacy groups.
Aboriginal Literacy - Creating Ideas, Supporting Opportunities
Authors: Beverly Anne Sabourin
This directory, The Language of Literacy: Resources For Learning is a hands-on resource oriented to aboriginal literacy practitioners, educators and advocates who are working to strengthen the resource base of aboriginal literacy programming in Canada.
The Saskatchewan Aboriginal Literacy Network published this directory in the hope that it will be the start of an ongoing process of cataloguing current Aboriginal literacy programs and culturally relevant resources that have been developed within Saskatchewan. The directory will enable information to be shared about current Aboriginal literacy programs and initiatives and will ensure that new or existing initiatives may utilize the expertise of those programs already in existence.
Results of a Provincial Study
This is a report of a study, conducted on behalf of the Ontario Literacy Coalition, on the state of family literacy in Ontario. The study is designed to identify issues and gaps in the current family literacy infrastructure and to identify effective and sustainable options for family literacy delivery.
For this study, researchers looked at the types of family literacy programs in Ontario; the level and nature of funding for family literacy programming; the types of organizational partnerships family literacy programs engage in; the training and professional development needs of family literacy practitioners; and accreditation in the family literacy field. In addition to background information, a description of methodology and findings, this report also contains an executive summary as well as a conclusion and recommendations section.
Federal, Provincial and Territorial Actions in Support of Literacy in Canada
This document provides a snapshot of literacy programs and activities in Canada for 1995 - 96. It is intended to aid many in understanding the scope and variety of literacy programs and services available throughout Canada. It further provides insight into the commitment of governments, service providers and volunteers in helping others to acquire and advance their literacy skills.
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