ERIC Number: ED355415
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Certificate in Literacy and Learning. Stages 1-2.
Manitoba Dept. of Education and Training, Winnipeg. Literacy Office.
The Certificate in Literacy and Learning was developed by the Manitoba Literacy Office in response to requests from students in adult education programs who do not have specific goals, but would like some recognition of the progress they have made. Taking the certificate is purely optional and students should never be pressured to do so. This packet of materials consists of the student record of achievement and companion tutor manual for the certificate program, stages 1-2. For stage 1, the student record of achievement contains the five sections that comprise this program. Introductory material includes information on the processes of assessment and granting of a certificate. The five units that must be completed to earn a certificate cover the following: (1) reading everyday material; (2) reading graphical material for everyday purposes; (3) completing forms and preformatted documents; (4) communicating in writing; and (5) conversing with one other person. The student record of achievement for stage 2 contains seven sections; of which the first five are substantially the same as those for stage 1, but which are somewhat more advanced (instead of "everyday" material, section 1 calls for reading "textual" material) and which contain two additional sections, namely, conversing with more than one person; and extracting information from audiovisual material. Each unit or task is broken down into two to four elements. Component parts of each element are as follows: range, source, number of situations in which competence must be demonstrated, performance criteria, what help the student provided and date completed, and candidate's and tutor/instructor's signature. The tutor manuals for each stage provide a brief description of each unit and the following information for each element: range with examples, number of situations in which performance is to be assessed, and performance criteria. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Basic Skills, Communication Skills, Competence, Competency Based Education, Educational Certificates, Evaluation Criteria, Foreign Countries, Literacy Education, Performance, Reading Instruction, Student Certification, Student Evaluation, Student Records, Writing Instruction
Manitoba Literacy Office, 417-185 Carlton Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 3J1 (order code A08).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Manitoba Dept. of Education and Training, Winnipeg. Literacy Office.
Identifiers - Location: Canada