National Literacy Secretariat (NLS)

Highlights from the Canadian Report (1996)

Reading the Future: A Portrait of Literacy in Canada

This report synthesizes the results of the International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS), for Canada. IALS was a seven-country investigation undertaken in the fall of 1994. Its main goal was to create comparable literacy profiles across national, linguistic and cultural boundaries. Highlights from the Canada Report include :

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1996-07-23

Working in Concert (1996)

Federal, Provincial and Territorial Actions in Support of Literacy in Canada

This document provides a snapshot of literacy programs and activities in Canada for 1995 - 96. It is intended to aid many in understanding the scope and variety of literacy programs and services available throughout Canada. It further provides insight into the commitment of governments, service providers and volunteers in helping others to acquire and advance their literacy skills.

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1996-01-01

Policy Conversation on New Technologies (1996)

Policy Conversation on New Technologies and Literacy

This is a report on the National Literacy Secretariat's policy conversation about workplace and workforce literacy. It includes a past tense conversation, which provides an opportunity to review developments to date. The present tense conversation is an opportunity to reflect on current key questions, and the future tense to suggest how Canada might position itself to advance literacy using new technology and related techniques.

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1996-01-01

Policy Conversation on Literacy Research (1996)

A Report February 5-7, 1996

This report on the Policy Conversation on Literacy Research which was held in Aylmer, Quebec on February 5-7, 1996 is published by the National Literacy Secretariat The theme for the Policy Conversation was " Defining a Research Strategy for Literacy in Canada".

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1996-01-01

Backgrounder on the International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) (1996)

Reading the Future: A Portrait of Literacy In Canada

This document presents an overview of Canada's involvement in the 1994 International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS). Survey goals, key findings, and implications of the results are briefly described. Included are definitions and sample questions from the survey that explain the levels and categories of literacy measured by IALS.

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1996-01-01

Background Information on the International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) (1994)

This page links to background information about the International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS), which measured the prose, document, and quantitative literacy of adults in twelve countries: Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland, the United States, Belgium (Flanders), Ireland, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

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1994-01-01

Literacy & Business: an Economic Challenge for the '90's (1991)

This article discusses several recent research studies that emphasized the negative consequences that functional illiteracy is having on Canada's competitive position in the global economy.

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1991-01-01

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