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NWT Literacy Council


Annual Report 2002 - 2003

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Research plays an increasingly important role in our organization. Over the past two years, we increased our research capacity by participating in two Research in Practice training events, which have helped to link us to the broader literacy research community in Canada. Over the past two years we have undertaken the following research projects:

  • Multiple Literacies. This report was based on consultation with Aboriginal language communities in the NWT to determine ways our organization could better support Aboriginal language development and literacy. People told us there was a need to broaden our understandings of what literacy is from an Aboriginal perspective. We are currently seeking funds to support more research in the area of Aboriginal literacy.

  • Best Practices in Action. This is a joint 2-year project in partnership with Aurora College and the Department of Education, Culture and Employment. The project is designed to help literacy practitioners reflect on, plan and improve their practice. The project has 3 components:

    1) A framework of best practices that consists of best practice statements, key elements and indicators;
    2) Case studies of best practices that already exist in the NWT;
    3) A resource manual of practical ideas that support the various best practices.

Multiple Literacies


Research Team

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