Basic skills

Literacy in the workplace (2004)

Examples of programs, activities and exercises

This manual is intended for trainers who wish to deliver basic skills training in the workplace. Literacy in the Workplace is a collection of training programs consisting of activities and exercises for different workplace environments. This manual contains twenty different series covering a range of workplace activities such as reading memorandums, keeping time sheets, preparing invoices, administering petty cash, etc.

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2008-11-14

Learner Skill Attainment - Framework (2008)

Learner Skill Attainment (LSA) was a large-scale research initiative, spearheaded by Ontario's College Sector Committee, designed to assist Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) learners in Ontario move more easily among the programs that serve their educational and training needs. The initiative identified five pathways that LBS learners take to transition to greater independence, employment or further education and training.

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2008-09-09

Crossing the Great Divides: Distance learning and flexible delivery in Adult Basic Education (2006)

Research report for Ontario's Literacy and Basic Skills Program

This is a research report on a project begun in 2003 that explored the possibilities for distance and flexible delivery of the Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) Program in the province of Ontario. The project addresses the literacy needs of various traditionally under-served populations and consists of two phases.

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2008-08-15

Essential Skills in Apprenticeship and Skilled Trades: An Environmental Scan (2004)

Final Report

This document is the final report on a project on Essential Skills conducted by the Canadian Labour and Business Centre on behalf of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC).

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2008-07-08

Reflections Paper (2005)

The Ontario Literacy Coalition's Workplace/Workforce Literacy Symposium

This paper was written in May 2005 for the Ontario Literacy Coalition's Workplace/Workforce Symposium, which brought together delegates representing business, labour, literacy organizations, adult learners, adult education and training organizations, and government.

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2008-05-12

Bargaining Basic Skills (2000)

What Unions Should Know About Negotiating Worker-Centred Literacy Programs

This handbook is designed to help unions negotiate literacy and basic skills programs for their members. It is intended for those unions just starting to consider the possibility of bargaining for a literacy program, as well as unions that already have language on training but are seeking to add a basic skills component.

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2007-11-26

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

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

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