Embedding Literacy and Essential Skills in the Workplace – Final Research Report (2013)

This is the final research report of a three-year project, designed to explore ways to think about Literacy and Essential Skills in the context of the workplace, and to develop strategies for actively embedding literacy in the workplace.

The project focused on healthcare, corrections, and Aboriginal service organizations, sectors chosen because the client bases and entry-level workers in those areas tended to have literacy challenges. This document includes an individual research report from each of those sectors, along with overall conclusions and recommendations.

A common theme throughout each sector research report was the impact of learning about, and applying, Clear Language and Design (CLAD). Clear language aims to make word choices and sentence structures easy to understand for all readers, while clear design extends those aims to page layout and text format.

Over the course of the project, the researchers came to see that CLAD was a gateway to embedding literacy. At the same time, the authors note, CLAD is not by itself the point. The aim is to make leaders better understand barriers to participation in fully applying literacy and essential skills in their workplaces.

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978-0-9879984-2-2
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2013-10-16
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Patty Bossort, Betsy Alkenbrack, Mary Ellen Belfiore, Tracy Defoe, Diana Twiss, Pat Hodgson, Julia Dodge, Kathryn Lacerte and Ron Rice. Embedding Literacy and Essential Skills in the Workplace – Final Research Report 2013. Web. 20 Jan. 2021 <http://en.copian.ca/library/research/decoda_lit_sol/embedding_final_report/embedding_final_report.pdf>
Patty Bossort, Betsy Alkenbrack, Mary Ellen Belfiore, Tracy Defoe, Diana Twiss, Pat Hodgson, Julia Dodge, Kathryn Lacerte & Ron Rice (2013). Embedding Literacy and Essential Skills in the Workplace – Final Research Report. Retrieved January 20, 2021, from http://en.copian.ca/library/research/decoda_lit_sol/embedding_final_report/embedding_final_report.pdf
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