Publications

The Centre for Literacy produces many unique publications for literacy practitioners, researchers, policy-makers, and interested members of the community.

Recently Added Publications

Ecologies of Learning: How Culture and Context Impact Outcomes of Workplace Literacy and Essential Skills

Institute Document | Published in October, 2012 | Updated January 31, 2013
Authored by Juliet Merrifield

This paper by Juliet Merrifield examines how context and culture impact the outcomes of Workplace Literacy and Essential Skills (WLES) and similar programs. Merrifield’s paper points out that the field of WLES is full of complexities that defy any search for quick fix solutions and argues that WLES programs have a better chance of being successful if they take into account the social ecology in which these programs are implemented.

E-News September 2012

News from the Centre | Published in 2012 | Updated October 9, 2012

Includes:  Fall Institute 2012: Social finance and Innovation for Adult Basic Learning: Opportunities and Challenges; Seeking a New Board Member from Atlantic Region; The Centre's new Board for 2012 – 2013; September Research Scan;  Friends Campaign 2012

E-News August 2012

News from the Centre | Published in 2012 | Updated December 14, 2012

Includes: Summer Institute 2012, Fall Institute 2012, Friends of The Centre fundraising campaign

E-News July 2012

News from the Centre | Published in 2012 | Updated August 16, 2012

Includes: Summer Institute 2012, Fall Institute 2012, June research scan

E-News May 2012

News from the Centre | Published in 2012 | Updated June 25, 2012

Includes: 2012 Summer Institute Highlights, Initiatives et ressources de la littératie en santé en langue francais, the latest on Calgary Charter, our latest research scan, and a list of new library resources.

E-News April 2012

News from the Centre | Published in 2012 | Updated June 12, 2012

Includes news on: Jay Derrick webinar, Summer Institute 2012, the FRIENDS campaign, and a June course on place-based learning communities.

E-News March 2012

News from the Centre | Published in 2012 | Updated June 12, 2012

More details on Summer Institute 2012. The Centre announces Fall Institute 2012 as well as a May 8 webinar: Jay Derrick on Embedding literacy and essential skills in Workplace Training. Quebec’s Anglophone Adults report is updated.

E-News February 2012

News from the Centre | Published in 2012 | Updated June 12, 2012

The Centre announces a new series of webinars and releases a report on LES needs of Quebec’s Anglophone Adults. Registration opens for Summer Institute 2012. The Centre posts January Research Scan online, and collaborates on Family Literacy Day event January 25, 2012.

Initiatives et ressources de la littératie en santé en langue française : Analyse et évaluation des données

Project Documentation | Published in 2012 | Updated November 21, 2012
Authored by The Centre for Literacy

Le Centre vient de compléter un recensement des ressources et des outils disponibles en français pour le développement de la littératie en santé. We have just completed a scan of French-language resources and tools related to health literacy. 

 

Embedding literacy and essential skills in workplace learning: Breaking the solitudes

Institute Document | Published in 2012 | Updated March 19, 2013
Authored by Jay Derrick

This paper by Jay Derrick explores the concept of “embedded” workplace literacy and essential skills (WLES) provision as a sub-set of general workplace learning. It presents four models to help understand how WLES provision is connected to the context of the workplace with examples of the approaches outlined.

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