This is a report on a national workshop that took place before the Second National Literacy and Health Conference in Ottawa. Canadian graduate students were invited to apply to attend the workshop and conference and 22 graduate students from across Canada were accepted.
This document is a companion to Greening Productivity: The Final Report of the CLMPC Task Force on Adjusting to Environmental Change and provides detailed descriptions of the cases referred to in that document. This compilation of case study research is intended to be of use to practitioners of environmental change by providing examples of good practices that have occurred at the workplace and sector levels. One of the important elements of responding to environmental change is the diversity of experience and options which is captured in the different case studies.
Authors: Sue Waugh Folinsbee
This report documents a case study which endeavours to capture what made the Workplace Education Manitoba Steering Committee (WEMSC) work, what work it did, how it changed over time, what its challenges were, and what the impact of this work has been. It also makes an effort to capture the "magic" of WEMSC.
Series: Research in Practice Projects
Authors: Anne Docherty
This research report talks about the changes that happen when literacy practitioners begin using collaborative reflection-on-action and take the time to see and act on these changes because of describing, processing and exploring various elements of their practice. The collaborative reflection-on-action process discussed throughout this report was designed for the literacy practitioner who teaches and/or supports literacy in the same remote-rural and/or aboriginal community in which they live.
Women's Education des femmes, March 1990 - vol. 7 no. 4
This article contains the 1989 Canadian Congress for Learning Opportunities for Women (CCLOW) Board Report.
from Four National Women's Groups December 9, 1994
As a nation, Canada faces critical decisions. A way must be found to ensure a sustainable level of social and economic development that respects the fundamental values and needs of Canadians, in a demanding world. If Canada's social and economic development is to survive the impact of globalization, a strengthened social security system is needed, as well as a comprehensive employment development strategy. Women's perspective and contributions are an essential part of addressing that challenge. It is believed that the principles and recommendations in this brief will help to address these issues.
Women's Education des femmes, Spring 1995 - vol. 11 no. 3
This article is a summary of the recommendations from a brief prepared by CCLOW, Canadian Farm Women's Education Council, Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women, and National Organization of Immigrant and Visible Minority Women of Canada.
Authors: Kent Hovey-Smith
This is a dissertation toward a Masters in European Public Relations (MARPE) from Leeds Business School, Leeds Metropolitan University. It examines the communications problem of communicating to illiterate populations. It presents statistics on illiteracy, an explanation of illiteracy as a communications problem, applicable communications theory, a case study of an attempt to communicate to a largely illiterate public and an analysis of the case.
Authors: Literacy Nova Scotia
In March 2000, the Nova Scotia Provincial Literacy Coalition's Board of Directors identified the need for a comprehensive review of the Coalition to determine where the Coalition stood and the direction it must take to support the needs of its membership and the organizations and individuals it serves.
Over the summer and fall of 2000, Collins Management Consulting and Research Ltd. conducted a two-phase review of the organization. This report presents the findings of the review, as well as analysis and recommendations.
The need to improve the literacy skills of older Canadians is clear. The vast majority of Canada's senior citizens have Level 1 or Level 2 literacy skills, as identified by the International Adult Literacy Survey.
Since many adults who have low literacy skills do not self identify as needing training, recruitment of senior learners is a challenge. A potential solution to this problem is to teach literacy skills within the context of meeting other needs. Since the ability to use technology is related to the ability to read and write competently, instruction in computer use has the potential to develop and consolidate learners' existing print literacy skills.
This report describes a project which offered a free computer training course to older adults who were not already accessing training opportunities. This Computers for Elder Learning (CEL) project took place in the community of Chilliwack, British Columbia in 2001.