Authors: George Demetrion
The author took part in a National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy (NCSALL) Teacher Research Project on Learner Motivation, Retention, and Persistence. This essay contains an autobiographical study of one adult learner's struggle with motivation, persistence, and retention through the course of the project.
This booklet introduces the reader to ten interesting women who live and work in the Yukon, performing jobs that have traditionally been done by men.
It wasn't many years ago that most doctors, accountants, lawyers, police officers, and carpenters were men. Things are changing. More and more women are entering the work force; many of them are in professions and trades. Many occupations that were dominated by men are beginning to have better representation of women. The ten occupations highlighted in this booklet are just a few of the hundreds of trades and professions that are options for women to consider for future work.
Perceptions of Career Planning, Goal Setting and Literacy
Authors: Heather C. Marsden
This research project examined barriers that young Deaf adults currently face with regard to career planning and life goal setting; young adults' perception of the significance of low literacy as a barrier to career planning and goal setting as weighted against other perceived barriers, and; young adults' perceptions of the importance of literacy, training in order to career plan or set goals.
Summarized in this document are the anecdotes of 34 Deaf and hard-of-hearing youth across Ontario. These youth represent a variety of education, class and cultural backgrounds; however, their experiences with and knowledge of goal setting and career planning are strikingly similar. None seemed to know that literacy programs can help with career planning.
Women's Education des femmes, June 1990 - Vol. 8, No. 1
Authors: M.A. Vevick
In this article, the author discusses her position as a younger generation feminist, and encourages older feminists to encourage and educate their less experienced sisters.
This document was produced in response to the invitation to participate in the Phase II Review of the Young Offenders Act (YOA) undertaken by the Standing Committee on Justice and Legal Affairs at the request of the Minister of Justice.
This brief reviews what the authors think are the most important issues in criminal justice today: the tendency of legislators to misinterpret public attitudes and the belief that "get-tough" legislation will satisfy those who think that deterrence is more important than rehabilitation in youth corrections. The authors argue that the moderation reflected in the "Declaration of Principles" section of the YOA are good and that these principles must be protected through public education.
A companion document, Background Information, Analysis and Positions, was submitted separately to provide further clarification of the various issues and positions taken with respect to the policy and practice of juvenile justice in Canada.
The purpose of the study was to examine the attitudes of young people soon to enter the work force in three distinct Canadian labour markets. In addition, the relationship between gender and work related opinions was also investigated. Significant differences were obtained for both group and gender on the variables attitude toward training for new technology, belief in work, and job security. For self-efficacy and locus of control significant gender differences were found.
Women's Education des femmes, Spring 1986 - Vol. 4, No. 3
Authors: Mary Morrissey
This article is a summary of the findings of a study of young women in Nova Scotia. It was conducted for the Secretary of State, Halifax Region.
Authors: Anne Marie Curtin
Literacy Link South Central recognized a need to create clear written materials for youth and youth service providers. This led to an exploration of an ongoing partnership between literacy services and youth service providers
The purpose of this submission to the Justice and Human Rights Committee is to discuss those aspects of the Youth Criminal Justice Act that the John Howard Society of Canada approves of, those it is concerned about, and to suggest areas where improvements could be made. It is neither practical nor necessary to comment on all provisions of the Act. The authors have restricted their comments to those areas that reflect JHSC's beliefs as a community-based organization concerned with the prevention of crime and the rehabilitation of offenders.
Authors: John Howard Society of Alberta
The focus of this paper is on the continuance of Youth Justice Committees (YJCs) under the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA) and their importance and effect on dealing with youth crime in Alberta.
- Executive Summary
- The Youth Criminal Justice Act
- Section 18 of the Youth Criminal Justice Act
- Youth Justice Committees in Alberta
- Community Involvement
- Volunteers’ Perspectives on Youth Justice Committees
- Regulation of Youth Justice Committees
- The Operation of Youth Justice Committees
- Volunteer Selection and Training
- The Volunteer Experience
- Implementation of the YJC Program in Communities
- YJC Effectiveness
- Response from Young Offenders and Their Parents/Guardians
- Conclusion – Concerns and Positive Points