Literacy

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Class Warfare: The Assault on Canada's School
Barlow, Maude; Robertson, Heather-Jane
Book
1994
The authors show that the attack on schools has been mounted by representatives of big business who stand to make a fortune by privatizing education, aided by the religious right, who want to control ...
A Directory of Literacy and Adult Basic Education Programs in Ontario
Literacy Ontario, Ontario Ministry of Skills Development
Book
1988
The History of Costa Rica
Molina, Ivan; Palmer, Steven
Book
1998
An overview of Costa Rican history with an emphasis on how Costa Ricans have been able to make their own history, "though they do not make it just as they choose."
Marguerite has come a long way
Diemer, Ulli
Article
1984
Literacy student writes her own story.
A People's History of the World: From the Stone Age to the New Millennium
Harman, Chris
Book
1999
Harman describes the shape and course of human history as a narrative of ordinary people forming and re-forming complex societies in pursuit of common human goals.
Problems of Everyday Life: And Other Writings On Culture & Science
Trotsky, Leon
Book
The focus of this book is the impact of the Russian Revolution of the culture life of the country -- and conversely, the effect of the country's cultural backwardness on the course of the revolution. ...
The Secret Secret: Of Wikileaks and Literacy
Johnson, Jimmy
Article
2010
Only those with proper clearances can participate in discussions that affect significant aspects of our lives. Certain technological achievements, our collective ethical decisions (torture, secret pri...
Social Determinants of Health: Canadian Perspectives
Raphael, Dennis (ed.)
Book
2004
The social determinants of health are summarized and analyzed by over 30 medical and social academics.
The State of the World Atlas
Kidron, Michael
Book
1981
Teaching adults to read
Diemer, Ulli
Article
1984
Becoming literate is an important way for people to gain more control and power over their lives.
The Training Trap: Ideology, Training and the Labour Market
Dunk, Thomas; McBride, Stephen; Nelsen, Randle W.
Book
1995
A collection of essays examines changes in the Canadian labour market with respect to education, training, and unemployment.
The Uses of Literacy
Hoggart, Richard
Book
1957
In this partly autobiographical book Hoggart observes the loss of an authentic popular culture and denounces the imposition of mass culture by the culture industries.
Where Heaven Meets Hell
Friedlander, Sasha
Film/Video
2011
Drawing strength from their families and their Muslim faith, Indonesian sulfur miners face gruelling labour and treacherous conditions on an active volcano, while struggling to overcome the desperate ...
Women's work devalued
Ramirez, Judith
Article
1981
An examination of the global failure to recognize the value of women's work.

Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites

Connexions Information Sharing Services
Connexions provides information and services for advocacy groups, voluntary and non-profit organizations, and individuals, who are working for social and economic justice, environmental responsibility...
Essential Skills Ontario
Essential Skills Ontario is a non-profit organization that works to find the most innovative, efficient and effective solutions that provide adults with the skills they need to thrive in a rapidly-cha...
UNICEF Canada
To raise funds to help ensure the survival, growth and long term development of the world's children.
World Literacy of Canada
A voluntary, international development agency working in support of non-formal adult literacy projects in Third World countries.

Sources Library

Experiences in Translation
Eco, Umberto
2001
Identifies the different types of interpretive acts that count as translation. An enticing new typology emerges, based on Eco's insistence on a common-sense approach and the necessity of taking a crit...
The Woman Reader
Jack, Belinda
2012
Belinda Jack's history of women's reading and the ceaseless controversies it has inspired, explores what and how women of widely differing cultures have read through the ages.
Young Iraqis hope the Written Word can Reinvigorate a New Generation
Arraf, Jane
2014
An informal lending library uses literary heritage to remind young Baghdadis they don't need to emigrate to escape daily travails.

From the Connexions Archives

Analphabetism et alphabetism au Quebec
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1980
East End Literacy
Organization profile published 1980
Organization
1980
Literacy Council of P.E.I. - Charlottetown
Organization profile published 1979
Organization
1979
Literacy Project
Organization
1980
The Movement for Canadian Literacy
Organization profile published 1980
Organization
1980
National Crusade for Literacy
Organization profile published 1980
Organization
1980

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