(Over)managing learning: The “administrative burden” consumes staff time and priorities in a community literacy program

A program coordinator in a community-based Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) program took some time from her work to walk me through the systems and processes she has developed to fulfill mandated ministry reporting and organize a learning program.* Patti (a pseudonym) works full-time at an urban community-centre, which hosts the LBS program. Her paid … Continue reading (Over)managing learning: The “administrative burden” consumes staff time and priorities in a community literacy program

The ESEE is not so easy: Results of readability analyses

In a previous post I described my attempt to respond to one of the Essential Skills for Employment and Education (ESEE) practice test items, the dosage chart for a liquid medicine. Since then, I have taken a close look at the ESEE test itself. The test has a major problem if adults with less than a … Continue reading The ESEE is not so easy: Results of readability analyses