- 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
- 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.
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:
- Learner-centred programming and services
- Accessible programming and services
- Coordinated and integrated programming and services
- Community-based programming and services
- Respect for cultural diversity.
The Directive explains each of these more fully.