17 record(s) found with the tag "literacy" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Exploring Indigenous Digital Literacy with Gwich'in Tribal Council Department of Heritage
Principal Investigator: McMahon, Rob
Licenced Year(s): 2018 2017
Summary: This project builds on a successful pilot held in Summer 2017 to support an emerging research partnership between the University of Alberta and the Gwich'in Tribal Council (GTC) that focuses on Digital Content and Connectivity in the North. The project partners are jointly developing free two-day workshops on this topic to be held in the Gwich'in communities (Fort McPherson/Tsiigehtchic, Aklavik a...

Working Together to Achieve Healthier Lifestyles in Yukon and Northwest Territories' Communities
Principal Investigator: Butler Walker, Jody
Licenced Year(s): 2016 2015
Summary: The objectives of this research are to encourage and support Northerners in Yukon and Northwest Territories’ communities to follow healthier lifestyles and to facilitate organizations, government departments and businesses in Yukon and NWT work to in partnership together to foster healthier lifestyles in communities. The project will aim to engage organizations involved in healthy eating, activ...

Northern Men's Research Project
Principal Investigator: Randall, Katie A
Licenced Year(s): 2014 2013
Summary: The objectives of this research project are: 1. to conduct research to identify gaps and barriers and supportive factors to Inuit, First Nations and Metis men’s participation in education (particularly literacy and essential skills [LES] acquisition) and employment; 2. to build the research & knowledge capacity of the northern literacy coalitions to further our goals of becoming centers of exper...

Evaluation of the Fort Providence Pilot Project: Physical Literacy Assessments
Principal Investigator: Spence, John C
Licenced Year(s): 2013
Summary: The overall objective of this study is to evaluate the Fort Providence Pilot Project, a program initiated by the Northwest Territories Government in the DehGah School in Fort Providence. The program aims to enhance the physical literacy of children attending the DehGah School. The evaluation will involve three parts. 1) An assessment of physical literacy of children in grades 2 through 6; 2) a ...

Phonetics and Phonology of two Northern Athabaskan Languages
Principal Investigator: Jaker, Alessandro M
Licenced Year(s): 2014 2013 2012 2009 2008 2007 2005
Summary: This project is the continuation of a previous year's project, "Teaching our Yellowknives Dene Languages". The principal investigator (PI) will produce two published materials in each language (Dogrib and Chipewyan): an intermediate-level reader, and a verb dictionary. The reader will contain elders' stories on topics from Dene Kede, with a focus on animals: the PI would like to include at least t...

Young Canadians in a Wired World Phase III
Principal Investigator: Huxtable, Lynn
Licenced Year(s): 2013 2005
Summary: Initiated in 2000 by MediaSmarts the Young Canadians in a Wired World (YCWW) research study is the most comprehensive and wide-ranging study of children and teens’ Internet use in Canada. Phases I and II of this ongoing research project – which tracks and investigates the behaviours, attitudes, and opinions of Canadian children and youth with respect to their use of the Internet – were conduct...

Incentive-based Home Reading Challenges
Principal Investigator: Hanson, Dorie A
Licenced Year(s): 2012
Summary: The purpose of this qualitative research assignment is to explore how school-wide, incentive-based home reading challenges benefit three students at Princess Alexandra School in Hay River, NWT. This assignment will focus on the following central question: How do three students in the middle school experience incentive-based home reading challenges? Participants will be asked to complete a p...

I Read It, But I Don't Get It - The Effect of SmartReading Instruction on the Performance and Motivation of Adolescent Readers
Principal Investigator: Olsen, Cindi
Licenced Year(s): 2007
Summary: This study will measure student motivation to read before and after implementation of the SmartReading approach, equip teachers with resources to use the reading strategies, and share successes to shape instruction. This project involves the use of SmartReading (a classroom approach designed to improve reading comprehension skills). Data will be collected from teachers in the form of surveys an...

A Community-Based Participatory Action Research Video-Making Project to Celebrate and Promote Family Literacy in the Western Artic
Principal Investigator: Robinson, Suzanne M
Licenced Year(s): 2007 2006 2005 2004
Summary: The main goal of this Master’s level project is to create a local video featuring local people. The open-ended interview format is designed to allow community members to have the chance to tell their stories and express their views about how education and learning are an important part of their families. The methods to be employed in the project will consist of personal reflective journaling, inte...

Researching Forms of Aboriginal Literacy in a Northern (NWT) Community
Principal Investigator: Chambers, Cynthia
Licenced Year(s): 2006 2005 2004
Summary: As part of developing an understanding of northern aboriginal ways of learning, teaching and communicating, this study aims to examine the traditional (pre-contact), historical (post-contact) and contemporary forms of literacy in the Inuinnaqtun-speaking community of Holman. It is also hoped that this study will generate new knowledge on locally-based and culturally-appropriate research methods fo...