Karen Evans

Understanding teaching and learning in adult literacy training: Practices in Canada and the United Kingdom (2007)

Literacy and Numeracy Studies: International Journal in the Education and Training of Adults, 15(2) 57-72

This study was undertaken by researchers from the University of Ottawa in Canada, the University of London in the United Kingdom, and the University of Maryland in the United States. Their goal was to investigate how adult students learn collaboratively with their peers in both formal and non-formal adult literacy programs and what teaching styles best support this learning.

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2011-06-10

Formal and Informal Training for Workers with Low Literacy: Building an International Dialogue between Canada and the United Kingdom (2009)

Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 5(1) 37-54

This study investigates some of the kinds of formal and informal workplace training activities that workers in different parts of Canada and the United Kingdom engage in.

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2010-05-11

Adult Workers' Engagement in Formal and Informal Learning (2008)

Insights into Workplace Basic Skills from Four UK Organisations

This report presents four cases that have been drawn from a larger longitudinal study which analyzes the immediate and longer term outcomes of workplace-linked interventions designed to improve adult basic skills.

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2008-06-26

The Value of Formal and Informal Training for Workers with Low Literacy (2008)

Exploring Experiences in Canada and the United Kingdom

In the study presented here, researchers investigated the formal and informal training activities of basic level employees using a qualitative multi-site case study research design. For this purpose, researchers selected seven programs from Canada and four programs from the North and South of England from small, medium and large businesses.

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2008-06-20

Self-efficacy and Views about Work and Training: Report on a Current Pilot Study in Ontario (1998)

This is the report of a small research project initiated at the University of Ottawa in 1988. The research examines the relationships between the attitudes of young Canadians soon to enter the workforce and their educational/training 'settings'.

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1998-01-01

Young People's Attitudes Toward the World of Work in Three Canadian Labour Markets (1992)

The purpose of the study was to examine the attitudes of young people soon to enter the work force in three distinct Canadian labour markets. In addition, the relationship between gender and work related opinions was also investigated. Significant differences were obtained for both group and gender on the variables attitude toward training for new technology, belief in work, and job security.

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1992-01-01

Variables Related to the Transition of Youth from School to Work (1990)

The purpose of the study was to determine the reliability and validity of a British measure of attitude toward training for new technology, economic locus of control, self-efficacy, and self-estrangement for a Canadian adolescent population. In addition, the relationship between educational settings and beliefs and attitudes of 255 young Canadians soon to enter the work force was examined.

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1990-01-01
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