ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY


Miscellaneous

The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language. Crystal, David. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1987. LPM TR RW CRY

This is a unique source of information on the variety, structure, history and theory of language, with over 600 maps, diagrams and photographs. Comprised of 65 thematic sections, and organized in 11 parts, various topics such as the structure of language, languages of the world, child language acquisition, language and communication, signing and seeing, to mention but a few, are covered.

Developing a Northern Curriculum. Anderson, Audrey. Adult English Education Committee, Red Lake, Ont. 1986. LPM TR CD AND

With an introduction providing methods for developing teaching materials, and units on: recreation (fishing, hunting, gardening, the edible north), jobs for northern women, heating with wood, log spills, winter driving, around town (Sears, laundromat), citizenship information, (municipal, government and taxes, pensions).

Exemplary Adult Literacy Programs and Innovative Practices in Canada. Thomas, Audrey. Victoria, BC: British Columbia Ministry of Advanced Education, Training and Technology. 1990. LPM TR PP THO

This is a report of a research project that examines existing programs and models of adult literacy. There is a selection of programs from across Canada that is a sample of a diverse range of the literacy field, including institutional, workplace, and community-based approaches. Descriptions are provided in sufficient detail to be of practical benefit to practitioners. Included are a list of innovative practices among Native groups in Ontario.

Fundamental Level English Theme Units: Adult Basic Education. Victoria, BC: British Columbia Ministry of Advanced Education, Training and Technology. 1991. LPM TR CD FUN

Includes 28 teaching strategies and the following theme units: Identity, learning, introducing and using the novel, media literacy, heroes, multi-culturalism, biographies, peace, children's literature, the immigrant experience, gender roles and discrimination, and Native issues.

Health: A Basic Education Pack. Adult Literacy & Basic Skills Unit, Kingsbourne House, London. 1993. LPM TR HN HEA

The aims of this pack are: (1) to improve reading and writing through the provision of interesting and useful information about some areas of everyday health; (2) to draw attention of students and tutors to material available on health; (3) to outline the ways some of the materials may be presented to students. The activities are designed to be used with a group or an individual student and can be adapted, expanded and developed to meet different circumstances and levels of ability. Does not attempt to cover every aspect of health education but considers four main topics which cover the most common areas of interest: healthy eating and exercise, smoking and drinking, minor illnesses, and using the health service.

Intermediate Level English Theme Units: Adult Basic Education. Victoria, BC: British Columbia Ministry of Advanced Education, Training and Technology. 1991. LPM TR CD INT

Includes 25 teaching strategies, and the following theme units: mysteries, Native education, Third World literature, the Environment, families, liberation movements in Canada, and violence.

Teaching Groups: A Basic Education Handbook. Adult Literacy & Basic Skills Unit, Kingsbourne House, London. LPM TR CD TEA

A small booklet containing information related to working with small groups, such as: starting points, a typical group session, some ideas for group work, talking in a group, talking and writing in groups, dealing with individual differences, group work over several weeks, and managing the group.


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