Basic literacy

How Basic Skills Training Benefits Business (2009)

This one-page fact sheet would be useful to anyone unfamiliar with Basic Skills training. The READ Society provides information and statistics about Basic Skills training under the following headings:

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2009-08-14

Photo Stories (2007)

English 110

This text, developed by the NWT Literacy Council for a basic English course, contains five "photo stories." The stories can be used to initiate discussion on northern topics like dog racing, fishing, sun dogs, the Arctic Winter Games, and crossing the Mackenzie River on a ferry. The instructor can select the handouts needed to teach or reinforce different concepts.

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2008-07-28

Adult Literacy in Ontario (1998)

The International Adult Literacy Survey Results

In 1990, Statistics Canada released the results of the Survey of Literacy Skills Used in Daily Activities (LSUDA), a 1989 Canada-wide survey of the reading skills of adults. In 1992, the then Ontario Ministry of Education reported on the LSUDA results for Ontario (Stan Jones, Survey of Adult Literacy in Ontario).

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2007-05-11

What Doesn't Get Written Down (2000)

How Experienced Literacy Workers Move from the Generalities of Training Plans to the Specifics of Daily Practice

In 1999-2000, the Metro Toronto Movement for Literacy conducted a project called Adapting for a New Environment. The purpose of this project was to try to relate existing knowledge about literacy work to the new requirements of the provincial Literacy and Basic Skills Section. Two sets of workshops were held.

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2006-07-11

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

Incarceration to Inclusion (2002)

Looking at the Transition from Correctional Facility Programs to Community Based Adult Education

In the winter of 1999, Jane Boulton, the Program Manager of Smithers Literacy Services had a burning question, "Why don't inmates access my program on return to the community? I know they are out there and have a need for literacy services, but where are they?" In conversations with other literacy practitioners in the region, Jane found she was not alone in this conundrum.

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2006-05-08

Hybrid Literacy: A Model of Practice (2003)

“How can we effectively communicate the complexity of our programs and program delivery to a variety of stakeholders/ audiences…?”

This report on hybrid literacy presents a framework for beginning to answer this question. Frontier College has unique programs and unique program delivery.

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2006-04-13

Adult literacy and economic growth (2004)

This paper looks at whether an increase in the basic literacy skills of adults would have a positive effect on the New Zealand economy. It finds good evidence for the benefits of literacy: studies
consistently find that adults with better literacy skills are more likely to be employed, and to earn more, than those with poorer literacy skills, even when taking account of other factors which affect work performance.

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2006-04-11

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

Submission to The Honourable Dwight Duncan Minister of Finance (2006)

The Ontario Literacy Coalition (OLC), now called Essential Skills Ontario, is a charitable, non-profit adult literacy organization with close to 300 members from across the province, made up of literacy programs, networks, individuals, and people with literacy challenges.

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2006-02-01

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