Monthly Archives: October 2015

A to-do list for the new government from Elizabeth May

I received a post from Elizabeth May outlining a long list of items that the new government needs to fix. It’s a good list and speaks to some of the issues I’ve been concerned about including the security law (C-51) … Continue reading

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Oh What a Night!

After the long election campaign, Canadians voted yesterday for change. And change we got. Many in the literacy world along with non-government organizations, charities, and labour unions breathed a sigh of relief after years of funding cuts and being isolated … Continue reading

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New adult reading assessment available

The Adult Literacy Research Institute out of Alberta recently announced a new reading assessment tool informally aligned with the International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) and the Alberta Reading Benchmarks. I’ve not taken a look at the tool but thought some … Continue reading

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For the record…

Earlier this week, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives released The Harper Record 2008 – 2015 edited by Teresa Healy and Stuart Trew. I had the privilege of reviewing the chapter by University of Victoria professor Donna Wood, “Hollowing out … Continue reading

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Liberals provide their response to questions on adult education and literacy

On September 8th, a statement from a network of organizations and researchers in adult education was released which included a series of questions for each of the political parties in the upcoming election (see my blog post: International Literacy Day … Continue reading

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