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Women's Education des femmes, Fall 1985 - vol. 4 no. 1
This article contains an excerpt from a brief presented by the immigrant and visible minority women at a meeting in Ottawa, June 3, 1985.
Women's Education des femmes, March 1990 - Vol. 7, No. 4
Authors: Glenda Simms
In this article, the author discusses the use of the term "visible minority".
Case Studies of Organizations Assisting Visible Minority/ Racialized Groups Seeking a Career in the Skilled Trades
Authors: Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF)
Produced under the guidance of the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF), this report focuses on eight programs that connect members of visible minority/racialized groups with employers in the skilled trades. The authors note that “visible minority/racialized” is currently the preferred term and means Chinese, South Asian, Black, Arab/West Asian, Filipino, South East Asian, Latin American, Japanese, and Korean persons, but does not include Aboriginal peoples.
The programs all deal with the skilled trades. Programs that deal with employment in general and did not have at least some trades focus were not included in the study.
The main part of this report describes each of the eight programs in detail, highlighting the areas the interview subjects thought worked well and pointing out areas that needed improvement.
Among the challenges cited were the struggle to find employers for job placements; the need for enhanced communication about apprenticeships; and the sustainability of programs.
The Canadian Apprenticeship Forum is a federally chartered not-for-profit organization working to promote apprenticeship as an effective model for training and education with an overall goal of contributing to the development of a skilled, productive, inclusive and mobile labour force.
Women's Education des femmes, Winter 1993 - Vol. 10, No. 3/4
Authors: Leti La Rosa
Literacy, training, equity and, finally, employment. Is it that easy in Canada? Easy for women? What is literacy? It is a complex skill, developed from the time you start to walk right up to your use of language today. Reading, writing, listening and speaking not only in your mother tongue but also in English or French, if you want to get a job in Canada. Language training is the first tool if you are an immigrant and can be the basis of your acceptance in this country if you are a woman and of colour.
The United States has a far higher precentage of people behind bars than any other other country and the prison population is rising steadily. This presents a double problem: the majority of prison inmates are (by almost any definition) also insufficiently literate. A strong correlation exists between ordinary criminal behavior and educational insufficiency. Ethnicity, class, socio-economic deprivation and other handicaps are also significant in contributing to the low literacy levels of the majority of the prison population. This report examines the professional and research literature concerning the state of literacy instruction of adult inmates in correctional institutions in the US to address the question: what are the most effective ways to deliver literacy instruction in prisons and in jails?
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