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Family Literacy Day

     January 27 is Family Literacy Day®! The theme this year is ‘Learn at Play Every Day’ Family Literacy Day is a celebrated across Canada to raise awareness of the importance of reading and engaging in other literacy-related activities as a family. Literacy organizations, schools, libraries and media groups host literacy-themed events and activities across the … Continue reading

Literacy and Learning Symposium Update

The ALRI team attended the annual provincial Literacy and Learning Symposium held at Deerfoot Inn on October 16, 17, and 18. ALRI presented current research projects to attendees from Alberta’s literacy communities. Audrey Gardner and Brendan Baines from Literacy Alberta hosted a session on a collaborative project focused on Literacy and Essential Skills (LES). Sandi Loschnig … Continue reading

Libraries, Literacy, and Social Inclusion

Written by:  Sandi Loschnig October is Canadian Library Month. This year’s theme is “libraries connect” and across the country, people are celebrating the roles that libraries play in connecting people and communities. This is the first of two Stories from the Field articles exploring how libraries connect with people and with literacy—in Canada and abroad. It was … Continue reading

From Literacy Enquirer: “The Deficit Gaze”

The Literacy Enquirer is a blog for literacy workers. One of its posts this year was an excerpt from an article by Curt Dudley-Marling from the Journal of Educational Controversy called “The Return of the Deficit” (5 February 2013). The excerpt provides a critique of how the US education system views students’ cultural and linguistic … Continue reading