National Literacy Secretariat (NLS)

Read Every Day (1998)

This booklet promoting literacy by the National Literacy Secretariat touches on the following topics:
- the importance of literacy;
- the role of the National Literacy Secretariat;
- the importance of partnerships in expanding the literacy skills of Canadians;
- the concept that literacy and learning are inseparable and the importance of being committed to lifelong learning.

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2008-07-24

Policy Conversation on Workplace/Workforce Literacy (1995)

January 22-24, 1995: A Report

This document is a report of the National Literacy Secretariat' s "Policy Conversation on Workplace and Workforce Literacy," which was held in Toronto in January 1995. The Policy Conversation was a chance for a group of concerned individuals to share with the National Literacy Secretariat their hopes and concerns, their dreams and visions about a number of key issues in workplace and workforce literacy.

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2007-10-11

Guidelines and Support Materials for the Acquisition of Computer-Based Adult Literacy Systems (1994)

Deciding whether or not to introduce a computer-based system into an adult literacy program elicits many questions. Does the approach used by the technology support the educational goals and philosophy of the unit? What changes occur in classroom practices? What will be the effects on the learners? Is the expense of setting up a computer-based system worth it? If trouble arises, who is there to help?

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2005-02-15

Consultation on Workplace Literacy (1997)

A Report

This report attempts to capture the debate and discussion that took place on June 11 and 12, 1997 in Ottawa, on workplace literacy. The NLS is working with its partners to create significant projects that will make a difference in the area of workplace literacy. As a first step, they convened a meeting of their partners who have experience in the area of workplace literacy.

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2004-04-05

Executive summary of the Use of Educational Software in Adult Literacy Programs: (1996)

A comparison of Integrated Learning Systems and Stand-alone Software

This research report outlines the research and results of a project designed to investigate some of the purported advantages of using Integrated Learning Systems (ILSes) in adult literacy programs in Manitoba. Specifically, it examined three systems currently being used in the province, namely TRO's PLATO, the Columbia Computer Corporation package, and the Pathfinder computer managed instruction system.

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2003-10-14

Bibliography of Workplace Literacy Resources 1981-2002 (2002)

This document consists of a list of projects, products, learning materials and other items of interest found in the Literacy Resource Collection in the Human Resource Development Canada (HRDC) Library. Most of the material is available for loan from the HRDC Library though the interlibrary lending system, and contact information is provided. The bibliography includes both English and French resources.

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2002-11-27

The Maturing of a Profession (1999)

An Overview of Workplace Education Practitioner Development Opportunities

This report profiles some of the professional development opportunities made available to Workplace Education practitioners across Canada at the local, regional or national level in recent years.

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2002-08-06

Enhancing Literacy Research in Canada (1998)

Framework for the Research Support Activities of the National Literacy Secretariat, Human Resources Development Canada, A

Since its inception, the National Literacy Secretariat (NLS) has supported research as one of the important elements in its work to advance literacy in Canada. In light of the 1995 evaluation of the NLS and the February 1997 increase in NLS funding, the Secretariat decided to reassess the focus of its research support activities.

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2002-08-01

Highlights from the Final Report of the International Adult Literacy Survey (2000)

Literacy in the Information Age

Literacy in the Information Age, the final report from the International Adult Literacy Survey, presents evidence on the nature and magnitude of the literacy gaps faced by OECD countries. It offers new insights into the factors that influence the development of adult skills in various settings - at home, at work and across the 20 countries for which comparable household assessment results are included.

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2000-04-20

Proceedings of the Research-in-Practice Seminar (1997)

In October, 1997, eighteen people from across Canada gathered at the Learning Centre, an adult literacy program in Edmonton. The seminar centered on research practices and perspectives on adult literacy practice in Canada. This document is a record of the seminar's proceedings.

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1997-01-01

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