Raising the score: Promoting adult literacy in Canada (2005)

Lessons in Learning – September 29, 2005

The authors of this paper say that the number of Canadian adults with low literacy skills remains too high, in spite of the significant resources that all levels of government have committed to improving literacy.

They note that Canadian levels of adult literacy are low relative to comparable countries, are not improving over time, and are unlikely to be remedied by current approaches.

To solve the problem, they suggest improving workers’ access to ongoing education and training; offering support for key groups that have low literacy levels, including Aboriginal people, recent immigrants, and people with disabilities; improving high school graduation rates; and encouraging participation in postsecondary education.

As well, the authors encourage governments to look at efforts made in other countries to promote and maintain adult literacy, and to build a more coherent framework for developing policy related to adult literacy.

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Canadian Council on Learning (CCL). Raising the score: Promoting adult literacy in Canada 2005. Web. 6 Aug. 2020 <http://en.copian.ca/library/research/ccl/lessons_learning/raising_the_score/raising_the_score.pdf>
Canadian Council on Learning (CCL) (2005). Raising the score: Promoting adult literacy in Canada. Retrieved August 6, 2020, from http://en.copian.ca/library/research/ccl/lessons_learning/raising_the_score/raising_the_score.pdf
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