The Adult Literacy Curriculum (ALC) Initiative is an undertaking supported by the Learning Ministries of the province of Ontario – Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, Ministry of Education, and Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration.
When completed the Adult Literacy Curriculum is expected to foster greater quality and consistency of instruction in the LBS Program. It is intended to lead to improved outcomes for literacy learners, including more and easier transitions to further education or training and more successful transitions to employment.
The Ontario Literacy Coalition (OLC) is involved in a number of OALC related projects including participating on the ALC Work Group, and taking a lead with the validation of the OALC with stakeholders external to the literacy field but still impacted by the curriculum (business, labour, settlement services, etc). Finally, the Ontario Literacy Coalition will be working closely with the Regional Literacy Networks to support the literacy community’s transition to this new curriculum.
What will a new Adult Literacy Curriculum mean for the field? Will a curriculum add credibility and professionalism to the field?
There are many questions surrounding the development of the Adult Literacy Curriculum and the OLC would like to know what questions you have surrounding this initiative. Let us talk, as a field. Share your hopes and any thoughts surrounding the ALC with rest of your colleagues in literacy.