Hi there tout la gang,

We don't have much to say about research in practice at the Café right now

but we are talking policy and practice over here now: Literacy Enquirers.

Friday, January 4, 2008


RiPAL BC has just updated their website for the new year. What a good role model they are.

They are highlighting 3 projects.

  • From the Ground Up - an innovative project that is employing an outcome measurement approach
  • Toward a “Whole-Life” Approach: Addressing learning disabilities in Adult Literacy Settings
  • Connecting the Dots - a project is exploring the impact of accountability on literacy practitioners and funders

Check out these projects and all the good resources at RiPAL BC.

And speaking of BC, Literacy BC has hard copies of Focused on Practice: A Framework for Adult Literacy Research in Canada to distribute.

"We can all work together to make research in practice matter. In every part of the country, adult students face similar struggles. Literacy practitioners across Canada need to be able to share their research and ideas, as they did in this study."

Anita Abbott - Rabbittown Learners Program, NFLD and Labrador

"This encouraging piece of work focuses clearly on the qualitative results garnered by recording 'the natural flow of community and classroom life'. It articulates what research in practice means, how much time and skill it takes to collect this kind of data, and why it matters in the field of adult literacy. The national scope of participation and contribution is impressive."

Vicki Noonan - Malaspina University College, British Columbia

If you would like a copy, contact them.

Oh - and have a great weekend.

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