Authors: Jenny Horsman
This report is a brief introduction to the findings of a research project which examines the impacts of abuse on women's literacy learning and explores approaches to literacy programming in the light of these impacts.
Authors: Thomas G. Sticht
In this article, the author discusses the data released in the 2005 National Center for Education Statistics showing 30 years of National Assessment of Educational progress.
The author suggests that it is time to acknowledge adult literacy to improve children's reading skills.
An Overview of Current Programs and Services, Challenges, Opportunities and Lessons Learned
Series: Canadian Colleges & Institutes
The Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC) Strategic Focus priorities for 2005-2006 included Aboriginal peoples’ access to post-secondary education, and enhancing student success support mechanisms in colleges and institutes which are grounded in Aboriginal values, culture and tradition.
In April and May 2005, ACCC initiated a study on Aboriginal programs and services at colleges and institutes. The study included a literature review, an on-line survey for mainstream ACCC member colleges and institutes, and interviews with representatives from Aboriginal and northern ACCC member colleges and institutes, and the Aboriginal Institutes Consortium, an Associate Member of ACCC.
This report provides an overview of Aboriginal post-secondary education trends in Canada drawn from 2001 Census data and gives an overview of the current barriers to Aboriginal learners’ participation in post-secondary education.
Results of the Diagnostic Survey of College and Institute Programs and Services for Immigrants and Conclusions of the College and Institute Immigration Roundtable
Series: Canadian Colleges & Institutes
The Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC) conducted a diagnostic survey of Canadian colleges and institutes programs and services for immigrants, organized a College and Institute Immigration Roundtable, and developed a section of the ACCC website that profiles the types of programs and services immigrants can access through colleges and institutes.
The results of this diagnostic survey provide a snapshot of how colleges and institutes are meeting the needs of immigrants within their communities, including initiatives that facilitate foreign credential recognition. This report also provides an overview of the barriers faced by colleges and institutes in delivering these services, the barriers faced by immigrants trying to access these programs and services, and the lessons learned.
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.
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.
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.