Social Sciences Humanities Research Council of Canada

Dilemmas of Owners and Workers in a Risk Society (2009)

CPRN Research Report

The paper examines perceptions of risk among employees and employers in small information technology (IT) firms. The authors point to an environment of growing insecurity about unemployment, underemployment and the future of pension plans. Specifically, they investigate what meaning workers attach to risks borne to support the viability of the firm.

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2010-04-07

A community-based approach to health literacy using participatory research [Special issue on Health Literacy.] Adult Learning, 15 (1/2), 14-17 (2007)

This article describes how a university/community partnership produced a research project that identified what needed to be done to address health literacy needs among a largely rural population in northeastern Nova Scotia.

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2010-03-17

2005 National Summer Institute (2005)

Working Together on Literacy and Health Research - Final Report

This is the Final Report for a National Summer Institute held in Vancouver, BC in July 2005 regarding Literacy and Health Research. Included are key strategic directions for future research around literacy and health issues.

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2006-08-15

An Instructional Approach for Workforce Literacy (2003)

As the workforce of the 21st century becomes increasingly reliant on electronic communication, it is essential that workforce preparation programs include opportunities for learners to improve their literacy skills for writing in electronic contexts.

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2005-06-17

Workforce Literacy Instruction and Electronic Writing: A Study (2003)

The 21st century workforce demands an array of skills which includes the ability to effectively use some form of technology. This may require educators to rethink approaches to literacy instruction in adult literacy programs.

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2005-06-17

Writing Assessment in Electronic Contexts (2004)

As electronic writing increases in today's society, workforce literacy educators must provide learners with opportunities for communicating within electronic contexts.

This paper describes the assessment of electronic discussion entries produced by 47 workforce literacy learners over 11 writing sessions. The context of the writing sessions is discussed, as well as the development and implementation of the assessments.

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2005-06-16
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