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Measuring Success - International Comparisons and Bottom Lines (2005)

On June 3, 2005, Sue Turner, on behalf of the Western Canada Workplace Essential Skills Training Network (WWestnet), welcomed delegates to Measuring Success: International Comparisons and Bottom Lines. Sue explained that the conference sessions would feature the preliminary findings of the International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey (IALSS) and

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2006-05-30

Report Card (2006)

The document "Report Card", published by the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council, is an overview of the IALSS, released in 2005.

The main themes of the document are:
- Labour Market Outcomes
- Industry Sectors
- Incidence of Low Proficiency

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2006-05-09

Study Reveals Cracks in Canada's Literacy Foundation: Community says politics must not stand in the way of progress - comments by MCL (2005)

This press release from the Movement for Canadian Literacy regarding the 2003 International Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey (IALLSS) which reveals serious cracks in Canada's literacy foundation with as many as 4 in 10 Canadian adults below the skill level considered necessary to thrive in today's knowledge society.

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2006-03-30

Some Preliminary Comments on the 2003 International Adult Literacy and Lifeskills (ALL) Survey (2005)

Thomas Sticht, an International Consultant in Adult Education, offers comments on the 2003 International Adult Literacy and Life Skills (ALL) Survey.

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2006-03-30

Organizational Assessment and Project Evaluation Workshop (2004)

This is a summary of a 2004 Workshop held in Charlottetown PEI for the Atlantic Canada Literacy Coalitions. The workshop was designed to help attendees improve proposals, projects and organizations and improve the knowledge, skill and practice in organizational and evaluation planning.

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2005-10-06

Guide To Evaluation For Family Literacy Projects In Alberta (1997)

This guide to evaluation grew out of research conducted by the Family Literacy Action Group (FLAG) of Alberta. The research identified what family literacy workers in Alberta considered key issues and concerns. The most prevalent of these issues and concerns were the lack of on-going funding sources for family literacy programs and the need for strategies for reaching families most in need of this type of support.

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2005-08-05

Adult Literacy in the United States (1994)

A Compendium of Quantitative Data and Interpretive Comments

This report provides information about methods of assessing adult literacy skills and programs. The authors use theoretical examples as well as extensive quantitative data from World War 1 (1917) up to the present.

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2005-04-23

Black Youth Literacy: A Guide for Program Development (2003)

The Black Youth Literacy Project is an initiative of the Toronto ALFA Centre, a community-based program that has been delivering literacy services to adults in the northwest corner of the City of Toronto since 1985.

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2005-03-10

Guidelines and Support Materials for the Acquisition of Computer-Based Adult Literacy Systems (1994)

Deciding whether or not to introduce a computer-based system into an adult literacy program elicits many questions. Does the approach used by the technology support the educational goals and philosophy of the unit? What changes occur in classroom practices? What will be the effects on the learners? Is the expense of setting up a computer-based system worth it? If trouble arises, who is there to help?

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2005-02-15

We are an Island (2002)

Cape Breton Island Social Studies Resource

We are an Island is a collection of 41 lessons on Cape Breton Island social studies topics, including geography, history, civics and current events. Each lesson is accompanied by vocabulary exercises and comprehension questions. These activities are designed to meet outcomes specified by the Nova Scotia Adult Learning Program Levels 1 and 2.

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2004-06-04

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