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Ageing and Literacy Skills: Evidence from Canada, Norway and the United States – IZA Discussion Paper No. 6424 (2012)

In this paper, the authors examine the relationship between age and basic literacy skills in Canada, Norway, and the United States, using data from the 1994 International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) and the 2003 International Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey (IALSS).

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2014-04-11

Promoting Essential Skills and Apprenticeship Training in Aboriginal Communities Across Canada (2011)

A Summary of Discussion Findings

This report summarizes key findings from 29 workshops held in Aboriginal communities across Canada between December 2010 and June 2011 to create awareness about Essential Skills (ES) tools. Workshop participants included employment counsellors who work with Aboriginal clients, as well as economic development officers, apprenticeship counsellors, and trades program coordinators.

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2014-04-10

Rendering the invisible visible: Lived values that support reflective practice (2010)

Journal of Applied Research on Learning, Vol. 3, Article 11, 2010

Reflective practice can be thought of as the ability to integrate professional experience with theoretical formulations to produce solutions to problem situations. In this paper, the author charts the evolution of reflective practice in an authentic work context, and discusses the lived values that supported this evolution.

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2014-02-19

Embedding Literacy and Essential Skills (ELES) in the Workplace – Case Study (2012)

This report outlines a three-year project carried out in British Columbia to explore ways to embed Literacy and Essential Skills (LES) approaches in three different sectors, including health care.

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2013-12-13

Literacy and Literacy Training of Francophone Minority Groups in Canada (1997)

Discussion Paper

This document offers a framework for discussing the literacy levels and literacy training of French-speaking Canadians living in minority areas.

The first part of this discussion paper includes data about the status of francophones when it comes to literacy levels and training. The second part raises a number of issues that affect the development and success of literacy training initiatives in French.

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2013-11-20

Building and Sustaining a Culture of Innovation/Entrepreneurialism in Canada for Competitiveness and Growth: A discussion paper prepared for participants in the April 9–10 roundtable (2001)

This is a background paper for a roundtable meeting hosted by The Conference Board of Canada in Toronto, Ontario, in 2001, to look the need to build and sustain a culture of innovation and entrepreneurialism in order to compete in a knowledge-based economy.

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2013-10-02

A discussion paper prepared at the request of the Canadian Council on Learning and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council - Thinking About Knowledge Mobilization (2008)

This document is a revised version of a discussion paper prepared for a seminar in May 2008, jointly sponsored by the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SHRC).

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2013-06-26

Financial Capability and Poverty – Discussion Paper (2004)

This discussion paper, prepared by Social and Enterprise Development Innovations (SEDI) at the request of the Policy Research Initiative (PRI) of the Government of Canada, examines the research and practice of financial literacy as a complementary strategy to asset building.

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2013-06-05

Uncharted Territory: Can Social Innovation Revitalize Literacy and Essential Skills Programs? – Research Brief (2013)

This research brief offers an overview of the concept of social innovation, and explores the potential for social innovation to be a force in Literacy and Essential Skills (LES) programming.

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2013-06-03

Working Together: Furthering Workplace Literacy and Essential Skills in Nova Scotia (2010)

This brief document provides a starting point for discussing how Literacy Nova Scotia (LNS) can and should promote workforce and workplace literacy and Essential Skills.

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2013-04-15

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