The Promise and Problem of Literacy for Canada: An Agenda for Action (2004)

Two of five Canadians would have difficulty reading this sentence, following the instructions on a prescription bottle, finding out information about how to vote, or filling out a permission form for their child's upcoming school trip. Although for nine of the past 14 years, Canada has ranked first on the United Nations Human Development Index (HDI), a measure of a country's relative wellbeing, complacency would be a serious mistake. Low levels of literacy – especially among adults and vulnerable groups – remain a significant challenge to Canada's continued wellbeing.

In this policy brief, the Canadian Education Association makes a “Call to Action”—a call upon all governments to work together to provide a strategic framework and the actions required for all Canadians to achieve the levels of literacy they desire and our country needs.

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ISBN: 
1-896660-20-7
Added: 
2004-11-22
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Canadian Education Association. The Promise and Problem of Literacy for Canada: An Agenda for Action 2004. Web. 25 Oct. 2021 <http://en.copian.ca/library/research/mcl/pbrief/report.pdf>
Canadian Education Association (2004). The Promise and Problem of Literacy for Canada: An Agenda for Action. Retrieved October 25, 2021, from http://en.copian.ca/library/research/mcl/pbrief/report.pdf
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