Maurice C. Taylor

Locus of Control and Course Completion in Adult Basic Education (1994)

The relationship between locus of control and course completion in an adult basic education program was investigated. Instruction was individualized; each learner was tutored by an adult volunteer. Those learners who completed the program were significantly more internally controlled than those who did not complete the program.

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1994-01-01

The Foundations of Adult Education in Canada (1993)

Book Review, A

This is a review of the book "The Foundations of Adult Education in Canada" by Gordon Selman and Paul Dampier. The reviewer provides a summary of the book, and calls it "a well constructed and amply documented volume that does justice to the lively adult education scene in Canada."

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1993-01-01

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

The Relationship between Locus of Control and Academic Level and Sex of Secondary School Students (1985)

The purpose of this study was to determine whether locus of control, academic program, and sex of grade 9 secondary school students are related. As expected, students in the advanced level program were more internally controlled than either general or basic level students. As well, advanced level students were more internally responsible for their intellectual-academic failures than general level students.

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1990-01-01

Making Adult Basic Skills More Meaningful (1989)

The information contained in this report illustrates the literacy related competencies of ten skill training programs and their corresponding occupations. The report can be used in several ways. It can be read in the sequence in which the project was conducted - literature review, methodology, presentation of results and strategies to improve instruction.

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1990-01-01

Locus of Control and Completion in an Adult Retraining Program (1985)

The central focus of the study was to investigate the relationship between locus of control of reinforcement and course completion of adult learners enrolled in an adult retraining program. The main hypothesis of this study is that adult learners who complete a Basic Training for Skill Development (BSTD) program are more internally controlled than those adults who do not complete the program.

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1990-01-01

Workplace Literacy Demands (1989)

The purpose of this study was to identify the literacy requirements of 10 college vocational training programs and their corresponding occupations. This document estimates the “readability” of the curriculum of the vocational courses and of the materials used at the job site. Results may help to improve instruction and assist basic education students in making more accurate career choices based on their skills.

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1990-01-01

Workplace Literacy Assessment Tools (1989)

One of the most important elements in setting up a workplace basic skills program is the assessment of the individual employee. Because this field is still evolving, research on different “assessment instruments” used in these programs is sketchy. However, evaluating the appropriateness of existing literacy instruments for use in workplace basic skills programs may provide some insight into further test development strategies.

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1990-01-01

Adult Education and the Law: A Collection and Examination of Legislation as it Bears on the Practice of Adult Education in Canada (1983)

An introduction to the need for education professionals in Canada to study the laws from all levels of government that pertain to continuing education for adults. Includes a list of the titles of various provincial Acts and Regulations that bear on the practice of adult/continuing education.

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1990-01-01

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