Comparative studies

Education Indicators in Canada: An International Perspective 2013 (2014)

This report places certain aspects of the educational systems in Canada’s provinces and territories in an international context.

It uses a series of indicators that have been developed to align with the definitions and methodologies used by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), allowing for international comparisons.

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2014-02-13

Improving the Numeracy Component of the Essential Skills Research Project (ESRP) Methodology - Final Report (2011)

This document outlines the findings and recommendations of research on numeracy, undertaken by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) as part of the Essential Skills Research Project (ESRP). The goal of the ESRP is to improve the current measurement framework for those skills.

The research involved a comparative analysis of five international numeracy assessment frameworks, and of the current ESRP framework.

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2013-08-27

Participation in three adult learning settings: A brief comparative examination of data from 2010 (2012)

This report, prepared by the National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA) in Ireland, analyzes and compares the findings from three research projects carried out in 2010.

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2013-08-19

Numeracy Research: Comparative analysis - Interview with Katherine Clarke-Nolan, Policy analyst, OLES [Audio – 0:55] (2011)

This is the third in an eight-part podcast series, produced by the Office of Literacy and Essential Skills (OLES) in Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC), focusing on research on numeracy that is part of the Essential Skills Research Project undertaken to improve the current measurement framework for those skills.

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2013-04-17

Plain Language Summaries: Catching Up With The Swedes - Probing the Canada-Sweden Literacy Gap (2007)

This brief document summarizes a Statistics Canada study that attempted to determine why the incidence of low literacy is much higher in Canada that it is in Sweden.

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2012-12-17

Plain Language Summaries: Adult Education in North America - International Perspectives (2007)

This paper is one in a series of documents providing plain-language summaries of a number of online research documents from Statistics Canada. It is part of a project carried out by the National Adult Literacy Database (NALD), with funding from the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL).

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2012-11-26

Literacy for Life: Further Results from the Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey (2011)

Second International ALL Report

This document is the second report from the Adult Literacy and Life Skills (ALL) Survey, an international comparative study designed to provide participating countries with information about the skills of their adult populations.

It offers new insights into factors influencing the development of adult skills at home and at work for the 11 countries participating in the first and last round of data collection between 2003 and 2008.

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2012-10-24

Plain Language Summaries: Literacy and Digital Technologies - Linkages and Outcomes (2007)

This paper is one in a series of documents that offer plain-language summaries of a number of online research documents from Statistics Canada. It is part of a project carried out by the National Adult Literacy Database (NALD), with funding from the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL).

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2012-10-18

Plain Language Summaries: Inequalities in Literacy Skills Among Youth in Canada and the United States (2008)

This paper is part of a series of documents that explain, in straightforward language, a number of online research documents from Statistics Canada. It is part of a project carried out by the National Adult Literacy Database (NALD), with funding from the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL).

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2012-10-02

Comparative Analysis of CLB Benchmarking Methods (2011)

This document is housed on the Hammond & Associates website: http://www.hammondassociatesinc.com.

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2011-12-06

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