1. A resource of practical ideas to help support best practices
    No matter how experienced and skilled practitioners are, they always welcome new ideas. Adult educators across the north have a wealth of experience that everyone can benefit from. Many have shared their “best” ideas with us and we have compiled them into a resource from which everyone can learn.
  2. Examples of best practices in action in NWT programs
    Many community-based adult literacy programs demonstrate best practices principles. We have selected two as examples of how programs build best practices into their own situation.

Originally, we intended that the document would be useful for all programs that involved adult literacy, such as ALBE, family literacy and workplace literacy programs. However, as the drafts changed over time, we realized that the manual could not be all things to all people. Much of it is classroom-based, so its focus now is on ALBE programs.

Guiding Principles

The five principles for adult literacy and basic education programs set out in the Department of Education, Culture and Employment’s Directive on Adult Literacy and Basic Education underlie the work on best practices.
These principles are:

The Directive explains each of these more fully.