The Centre for Literacy produces many unique publications for literacy practitioners, researchers, policy-makers, and interested members of the community.
A draft of this paper was produced for Summer Institute 2010: Workplace Literacy and Essential Skills - What Counts and Why?. The paper was then revised based on feedback from Institute participants.
Summer Institute 2011 will continue to explore workplace literacy and essential skills. Topics will include embedding literacy and essential skills in workplace education programs and qualifications and professionalism for workplace providers.
Summer Institute 2010 was the largest participatory learning event in The Centre’s history with over 100 individuals from across Canada, the U.S, the U.K., Australia and New Zealand.
The Centre`s expanding role, Summer Institute 2010, Workplace Literacy project, Outcomes from: HIPPY Montreal, Writers in the Community, Lire/Imagine Read and Health Literacy.
This study complements the primarily qualitative study conducted by Prof. Lynn Butler-Kisber, Prof. Joanne Kingsley, Prof. Sylvia Sklar and their colleagues from The Centre for Educational Leadership (CEL), McGill University, Montreal: Home Intervention Program for Parents of Pre-School Youngsters (HIPPY): An efficacy study (2009). It provides further quantitative analysis of HIPPY outcomes.
A report on the literacy promotion project at the Montreal Children's Hospital. This report covers the years 2006-2008.
Accountability plays a key role in the field of adult literacy. Indeed, practitioners often
juggle multiple accountabilities – to funders, taxpayers, learners, boards of directors,
the community, and their profession. These may be in tension with each other, as when teachers’ accountability to learners conflicts with their accountability to deliver what funders want. The focus in this brief is on the “mutual accountability” between the funder and the provider of a literacy service.
Horizontal governance is an umbrella term that covers a range of approaches to policy
development, service delivery issues, and management practices. A horizontal initiative may take place across levels of government, across boundaries between units of a single department or agency or among multiple departments or agencies, or across public, private and voluntary sectors. It replaces hierarchical leadership with collaboration, coordination, shared responsibility for decisions and outcomes, and a willingness to work through consensus.
A draft of this paper was produced for Summer Institute 2009: Workplace Literacy and Essential Skills - What Works and Why?. The paper was then revised based on feedback from Institute participants.