The Movement for Canadian Literacy
Organization profile published 1980
Year Published:  1980
Resource Type:  Organization
Cx Number:  CX1042

The Movement for Canadian Literacy was formed in 1977 to bring together the individuals, groups and other organizations who want to promote basic education and literacy in Canada. It provides a place for these people to exchange information, make new contacts, create new initiatives and improve the situation of literacy in Canada by developing a better comrehension and treatment of the problem resulting from Illiteracy.

A $10 membership includes a subscription to the quarterly "Literacy" described below the present membership is composed chiefly of people working directly with illiterates. Many of these people meet together either in provincial working chapters (e.g. Alberta) or through local associations (e.g. Toronto).

Two publications of Movement for Canadian Literacy are a Directory of Adult Basic Education Programs in Canada ($5.00), and the quarterly "Literacy." "Literacy" reports on new projects, books, and ideas of interest in adult literacy. Often articles by professionals in the field appear; also included are reports on conferences, and accounts of personal experiences from tutors and students. The content chiefly represents the views of reading specialistsa and people using phonics-based content.

This abstract was published in the Connexions Digest in 1980.

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