What people are saying about Literacies
What a treat it was to
have this arrive today! I like everything about it—the paper,
the cover, colours, title, subject matter and of course, price!
Algonquin College Career and College Prep, Ontario
I'm just reading the journal now. Knowing
this project is underway is great news! I have been working in the adult
literacy field just over a year now, and find it very hard to make connections
with other practitioners. Please include me on your mailing list. I'll
submit ideas at the forum site.
Literacy Practitioner, New
I just received my copy of Issue #1 of Literacies:
Researching practice, practising research. I am especially interested
in this issue due to the article on Aboriginal Peoples:Literacy and Learning. I
supervise programs at a couple of sites where the instructors would
especially be interested in reading this article; I'm wondering if
I could request 5 more copies be sent to me.
Bow Valley College Program Coordinator, Alberta
There are so many interesting issues that
overlap with ESL, that like eating a favourite food, I simple have to have
seconds, thirds, fourths, etc.
Margriet Van Camp
ESL/Literacy Practitioner, British Columbia
I am really delighted with Literacies!
It is informative and exciting on a professional level, best of all—on
a personal level, it helped me remember why I work in the literacy field. To
me reading Literacies was a celebration of identity! I really felt
part of a unique and insightful community. Bravo! Keep up the great
Literacy Practitioner, Ontario–and contributor to Literacies Issue
Here are some quotes from our writers and founders about the goals
for the journal, how research connects to practice, and the importance
of making that connection:
We want the journal to act as a catalyst
for research and thinking in the field and in academia.
Tracy Westell, Parkdale
Project Read, Toronto
We expect the journal will increase communication
across Canada. It can
be a place where people working in various regions and different types
of programs talk about the similarities and differences they face.
Jenny Horsman, Researcher, Toronto
Developing the literacy skills
of the most literacy-disadvantaged Canadians is inseparably tied to
strengthening the knowledge and professionalism of those who
work to achieve that. Strengthening the field's knowledge and
professionalism is, of course, what Literacies is about.
Carlton University, School of Language and Applied Linguistics
Literacies Steering Committee
The journal is a dynamic forum
for the discussion of issues affecting adult literacy programs and
is unique in allowing researchers and practitioners to dialogue and
learn from each other.
Movement for Canadian Literacy, Executive
Building on the groundbreaking work over a considerable
period by leading figures in policy, practice and research, the articles
send the clearest possible message that the conversation is now well underway
and I am more than happy to join in from this side of the Atlantic.
of Nottingham, UK
A national literacy journal, bringing together
literacy workers and researchers, is now a reality. It is a time of
dialogue and mutual discovery…
Metro Toronto Movement for Literacy
Our field is in a unique position
to model lifelong learning and inquiry.…New developments
like this journal are certainly a welcome forum to explore these
for Canadian Literacy
We need to express our hard-earned understandings
so that we can dialogue with policy-makers and theorists, build community
and thrive….We can better support our learners and ourselves
if we use our own literacy abilities to shape this work that we love.
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education