Maurice Taylor

Unravelling the lifelong learning process for Canadian workers and adult learners acquiring higher skills (2013)

Journal of Research and Practice in Adult Literacy, Secondary and Basic Education, Vol.2 No.2, Summer 2013

This article describes a study that investigated aspects of formal, non-formal, and informal learning for workers and adult high school learners seeking literacy and essential skills.

Researchers gathered information from respondents in Manitoba, Ontario, and Nova Scotia, using semi-structured interviews with instructors and learners to obtain qualitative data, and questionnaires to obtain quantitative data.

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2013-10-21

A social capital inventory for adult literacy learners (2011)

The purpose of this study, undertaken by researchers at the University of Ottawa, was to assess the current scholarship on adult learning and social capital with specific attention to research in Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and the United States.

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2012-11-08

Shaping literacy: Evolution and trends in Canada's literacy research since the mid-1980s (2011)

In this study, the authors try to understand the evolution of adult literacy research by analyzing material published in “The Canadian Journal for the Study of Adult Education,” a peer-reviewed publication that first appeared in 1987.

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2012-10-30

Towards the Development of an International Research Strategy for Literacy and Essential Skills (2009)

Perspectives from Academic and Practitioner Researchers in Canada and Ireland

This document summarizes material presented during the annual conference of the Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education (CASAE), held in Ottawa in 2009.

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2011-08-12

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

Understanding Learning Transfer in Employment Preparation Programs for Adults with Low Skills (2009)

Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 61(1), 1-13

While formal training plays a major role in helping adults upgrade skills, it is also important that learners be able to transfer those improved skills to real-life settings.

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2011-05-10

Making sense of social capital theory through the lens of adult learning (2011)

The term “social capital” is open to many definitions but essentially refers to the positive effects social networks can have on the productivity and quality of life of both individuals and groups.

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2011-02-04

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

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

The Interplay Between Formal and Informal Learning for Low Skilled Workers (2008)

Project Description and Methods

The project presented in this report had three objectives: The first objective was to trace the learning paths, trigger events and decisions that lead basic level workers to become engaged in both formal and informal training at the workplace.

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2008-06-20

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