Access to education

Widening Access: Making the Transition from Mass to Universal Post-Secondary Education in Canada (2009)

Journal of Applied Research on Learning, Vol. 2, Special Issue, Article 3, 2009

This paper highlights some of the contemporary challenges facing postsecondary education in Canada and focuses on the need for a system that is more democratic, open, and accessible.

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Project Report - Widening Access for Adult Literacies (2009)

Based in northeast Edmonton, Alberta, the Widening Access for Adult Literacies project involved a variety of approaches to achieving its goal, including working with community agencies to create literacy friendly environments; integrating support for literacies development into existing community programs and services; and offering adult literacy groups and tutoring in inviting, accessible locations.

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2013-02-19

Access and Barriers to Educational Services for Canadian Children with Disabilities (2010)

The authors of this study use data from the child component of the 2001 Participation and Activity Limitation Survey (PALS) to analyze access to educational services for Canadian children with disabilities.

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2012-10-18

A Path Out of Poverty (2006)

Helping BC Income Assistance Recipients Upgrade Their Education

This report examines a set of policies and practices formerly in place in British Columbia that supported access to post-secondary education and upgrading programs for income assistance (IA) recipients, particularly those facing multiple barriers to employment and education. The policies ended in 2002.

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2012-10-11

Why is CUPE involved with literacy work? [Video – 2:45] (2012)

This brief animated video was prepared by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Canada’s largest labour union.

The narrator describes literacy as a tool for promoting equality and social change, helping workers succeed at work and in life. Literacy is the foundation for learning new skills required to deal with technological change.

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2012-06-04

Fact Sheet - Learning to Do: Availability of Workplace Training (2010)

The percentage of Canadian workplaces offering some form of training has increased, from 54 percent in 1999 to 59 percent in 2005, according to Statistics Canada documents. But the authors note that despite this increase, Canadian employers lag behind their European counterparts when it comes to the availability of such training, placing well behind the United Kingdom, Denmark, Sweden and France.

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2011-12-02

Why care about literacy? (2011)

This document was prepared by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) to help busy union executives understand why literacy and essential skills are vital issues for them and their membership.

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2011-04-12

Literacy is a right - Fact Sheets (2010)

This document, prepared by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), contains five fact sheets that expand upon CUPE’s challenge to provincial and territorial governments to invest in literacy programs in the workplace.

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2011-04-01

Claiming the Right to Learn (1994)

Adult Basic Education to the Year 2000

In a report published in 1985, the Toronto Board of Education put forward a model of cooperatively provided adult basic education involving the board and community groups.

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2011-03-22

Integrating Literacies: Introduction (2009)

Adults participating in community programs may have problems with the literacy requirements of their courses. “Integrating literacies” means addressing those problems and finding ways for participants to use and practise literacy skills while also learning the program content.

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2010-11-09

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