Harvey Krahn

Literacy in the Workplace (1998)

This article examines the "fit" or "mismatch" between the job requirements of Canadian workers and their literacy skills. It explores patterns of literacy use and under-use in the labour market. The study uses the Canadian results of the International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) to measure three types of literacy (prose, document and quantitative).

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1998-01-01

Literacy Utilization in Canadian Workplaces (1998)

Little systematic research has been done on how workers actually use their literacy skills in their jobs. Previous research has focused mainly on individuals' literacy “deficits” and the need for remedial training.

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Workplace Literacy Issues in Canada (1998)

This is the presentation made by Dr. Harvey Krahn, Professor of Sociology at the University of Alberta, as part of the “Breakfast on the Hill” series.

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