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#5. How is Adult Basic Education Delivered in Ontario?

 A Look at Ontario’s Massive, yet Forward-Looking System. —————————————————————————————- This has been an extremely interesting five-month journey with each installment archived through links on this “What Works?” blog: in January we saw B.C.’s “comprehensive system” of adult literacy and basic education. … Continue reading

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#4. Manitoba’s Adult Literacy and Basic Education System

Hi. We have been looking at how other provinces delivery adult literacy and basic education in Western Canada. In January we learned about B.C.’s impressively comprehensive system. In February it was Alberta’s more entrepreneurial system. Last month we learned more … Continue reading

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#3. How is Adult Basic Education Delivered in our own Province?

A Look at Saskatchewan’s Experience Delivering Literacy/ABE by Distance Education.  ————————————————————————————– In January we had a look at the “coordinated model” of ABE delivery in B.C. and last month’s installment focused on the more “institutionally-centered model” in Alberta.  Turning now … Continue reading

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#2. How is Adult Literacy & Basic Education Delivered in Other Provinces…A Look at Alberta.

——————————————————————— Last Month: Last month we had a look at British Columbia’s system of Adult Basic Education delivery. We saw that B.C. has an impressive delivery system as it: includes an annually updated provincial Guide to ABE that is widely … Continue reading

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How is Adult Literacy & Basic Education Delivered in Other Provinces? #1. A Look at British Columbia

I have met people who insist that B.C. has been Canada’s leader in adult literacy and basic education for many years (…. actually I know a whole lot more who insist B.C. is the only place to live, especially in … Continue reading

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SARN Webinar & Workshop: “Transitioning ABE Students into the Workforce”

Mark Your Calendar For The Two-Part SARN Webinar & Workshop: “Transitioning ABE Students into the Workforce” As discussed in my October blog installment, the Saskatchewan Action Research  Network has added a new workforce thrust to its professional development activities for 2014-2015. … Continue reading

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Getting Beyond the Classroom

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Getting Beyond the Classroom: SARN’S New Thrust For 2014-2015 This is the first installment of the “What Works?” blog for the new 2014-2015 year. And, believe it or not, it is also the beginning of our eleventh year. Yes. Eleventh! Thanks to … Continue reading

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PART THREE: THE MIDDLE PHASE

Retention in the “Middle Months”: Situational & Institutional Barriers  What about after those first three critical weeks? Those long “middle months” often present new barriers, new challenges…  Although learners’ dispositional barriers may have been overcome–at least to a large extent–now more … Continue reading

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Barriers and Strategies

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PART TWO: Barriers and Strategies FOCUSING ON “PHASE ONE” OF COURSES: Most tutors and instructors will agree with the published literature that learner dropout is typically very high in the first three or four weeks of classes. Let’s call this  the … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned

Lessons learned: promising practices from the Saskatchewan Action Research Network  As discussed in more depth through a series of six archived installments on the 2013-2014 “What Works?” blog, the research in adult education explains dropout from adult education programs—and adult … Continue reading

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