Literacy: A World to Discover
Literacy opens doors to the world. It is the foundation for continuous learning and a vital characteristic of the highly skilled population needed for Alberta’s next generation economy.
In the 21st century, literacy is more than reading and writing. Today and in the future, learners must develop expertise with a range of literacy skills and strategies to acquire, create, connect, and communicate meaning in an ever-expanding variety of contexts.
Education has developed Literacy First: A Plan for Action. This Kindergarten to Grade 12 action plan supports the vision, values and goals of the provincial literacy framework – Living Literacy: A Framework for Alberta’s Next Generation Economy (September 2009). In addition, Literacy First: A Plan for Action supports the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC) Literacy Action Plan and Learn Canada 2020.
Literacy development is a shared responsibility. School authorities, school leadership staff, teachers of all grades and subject areas, parents, communities, and students must all work together. Alberta Education will work with partners and stakeholders to ensure that students develop the literacy skills and strategies they need to succeed in lifelong learning, employment, and citizenship.
Learn more about Literacy:
- Literacy for All Pilot
- Supporting the Literacy Learner: Promising Literacy Strategies in Alberta, (2008)
- Support the Literacy Learner II: Promising Literacy Strategies in Alberta from Cycle 2 and Cycle 3 AISI Projects, (2010)
- Talk Box
Explore other Education and Government initiatives and resources:
- Inspiring Education: a Dialogue with Albertans
- Inspiring Action on Education Discussion Paper
- Setting the Direction
- Speak Out