apple Introduction

The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities has funded Community Literacy of Ontario to develop this online training module. It will look at Ontario’s Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) programs’ Follow-Up service requirements, practices and tools. Follow-Up is one of the five services provided by LBS Service Delivery Agencies (along with Information and Referral, Assessment, Learner Plan Development, and Training). As the Follow-Up service also includes activities that take place when the learners are exiting the program, it is often referred to as Exit and Follow-Up.

lbsprogramThis module is for practitioners in LBS agencies. Practitioners who are new to the literacy field and to Ontario’s Adult Literacy Curriculum Framework (OALCF) will find a wealth of information and resources in its content. It will also be useful for those more experienced practitioners as a review and as a source of sample tools and resources. In addition to having separate sections for resources and samples, all sections of the module have embedded resources and samples.

In order to consider Follow-Up as a Literacy and Basic Skills delivery service, we need to view it in the context of the Ontario Adult Literacy Curriculum Framework (OALCF). We therefore need to have a general understanding of that framework. The next section provides a brief overview of the OALCF. Those who are already familiar with the OALCF or who have read about it in other Literacy Basics modules may choose to skip this section.

The following section is an overview of the Ontario Adult Literacy Curriculum Framework (OALCF). As the OALCF is the backbone of all LBS service, this unit is included in the modules of each of the five LBS Services.

  • Information and Referral
  • Assessment
  • Learner Plan Development
  • Training
  • Follow-Up
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