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AlphaPlus has an adult literacy blog

AlphaPlus has created the blog as a place to share ideas, links, news and information about literacy and employment training in Ontario and elsewhere.

Literacies has an adult literacy blog.

Check out the Literacies Café where we talk about all things research and practice ... and more.

New Brunswick has an adult literacy blog.

Check out the qualities-communities-literacies.

This blog is part of an action-research project. I am learning about using and facilitating online learning and networking within the context of basic adult education.

A new book by Allan Quigley !

A Dialogical Guide to Professional Development for Practitioners of Adult Literacy
and Basic Education

Building Professional Pride in Literacy brings a fresh hands-on approach to adult literacy professionals. It uses a conversational method so the practitioner can build skills and knowledge through self-directed professional development. Readers will learn ways to teach adults with low literacy and ways to conduct their own problem-posing, problem-solving research on teaching problems. They will see how today’s programs have built on the rich history of adult literacy. Dr. Quigley says, “Ours is a field of hope in a cynical, fearful time. This book will build pride in practitioners and across the field of practice and in policy.”

For more information, download the PDF flyer (656 kb).

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A new book by Janice Brant!

The Aboriginal Literacy
Curriculum Tool Box

Cultural Philosophy,
Curriculum Design & Strategies for 
Self-Directed Learning

This new book encourages literacy educators to be innovative, creative, and compassionate in their approach and delivery of curriculum to Aboriginal literacy learners.

Order this book from
Ningwakwe Learning Press
519.372.9855 or 1.888.551.9757

A New Website on Learning and Violence
In the presence and the aftermath of violence,
many women believe they cannot learn.
This innovative interactive site is a resource
to support their learning.
Join us to:
Build an Understanding
Explore Possibilities
Create Change
Imagine a Future
The website is just beginning.
Bookmark it, and come back often to watch it evolve.

A New Website for the
Learning Circles Project

In this project, we asked how community learning groups become inclusive places for lifelong learning.
How do these learning groups make learning possible for people who might be excluded from other learning environments because of their lack of formal education, their difficulty using written language, their ways of learning, the kinds of knowledge they want to pursue?

Come see what we found out.


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