Basic Learning Needs in LabradorYear Published: 1980
Resource Type: Organization
Cx Number: CX1045
Abstract: This project recognizes that illiteracy in Labrador is a big problem, and aims to make a structure from which future programming can grow. With funding from the Secretary of State, and co-ordination with the provincial division of Adult & Continuing Education, Basic Learning Needs in Labrador is attempting to answer the stated goals of the communities.
The Philosophy of the project is twofold: (1) education is continuous and part and parcel of life's overall goals; (2) programming is decided by each individual community. Research and/or program development has been done in Happy Valley, Nain, Rigolet, Cartwright, Black Tickle, Port Hope, Simpson, and Forteau. Some of the challenges include teaching Inuttut-speaking Nainians to read Hydro bills, as well as teaching phonemic Inuttut to keep native language skills alive. Co-operation and integration with existing delivery systems is the key to extending this project. Programs in Happy Valley include instruction to a class of mentally handicapped adults, and a Teacher on Wheels project.