Secrétariat national à l'alphabétisation (SNA)

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

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

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

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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