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Proceedings of the Research-in-Practice Seminar (1997)

In October, 1997, eighteen people from across Canada gathered at the Learning Centre, an adult literacy program in Edmonton. The seminar centered on research practices and perspectives on adult literacy practice in Canada. This document is a record of the seminar's proceedings.

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1997-01-01

Test Review: Workplace Assessment Tools (1997)

This discussion paper focuses on the issue of testing as part of the process of assessing learners in workplace literacy programs.

The author uses a technical test review to analyze seven assessment tools that have been used in workplace programs. Each instrument is described in terms of the test content, the description of scores, and the test development process.

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1997-01-01

Ending the Myth of the ‘Literacy Myth' (1997)

This article presents a response to critiques of the International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS). It addresses the misconceptions of certain researchers about the relationship between literacy and other characteristics of individuals and societies.

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Media Literacy, Information Technology (1997)

Excerpt from a Working Paper on Literacy #2

This is an excerpt from an article that considers some of the major implications of information and media technologies for the teaching of English. Although the article deals specifically with the United Kingdom, the authors make observations that can be applied to other countries as well.

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1997-01-01

Policy Conversation on New Technologies (1996)

Policy Conversation on New Technologies and Literacy

This is a report on the National Literacy Secretariat's policy conversation about workplace and workforce literacy. It includes a past tense conversation, which provides an opportunity to review developments to date. The present tense conversation is an opportunity to reflect on current key questions, and the future tense to suggest how Canada might position itself to advance literacy using new technology and related techniques.

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1996-01-01

Policy Conversation on Literacy Research (1996)

A Report February 5-7, 1996

This report on the Policy Conversation on Literacy Research which was held in Aylmer, Quebec on February 5-7, 1996 is published by the National Literacy Secretariat The theme for the Policy Conversation was " Defining a Research Strategy for Literacy in Canada".

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1996-01-01

The Persisting Power and Costs of the Literacy Myth (1995)

This article comments on "Literacy, Economy and Society: Results of the First International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS)." Topics include Themes in IALS, Problems with IALS, Contextualizing Literacy, Literacy Practices, Cultural Bias & Test Items, and more.

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1995-01-01

What Policies and Resources are Necessary to End Welfare as We Know It and Meet the Human Capital Development Needs of Those Who Have Been Dependant on Welfare? (1994)

This summary paper was developed to stimulate discussion among participants at a policy forum on Achieving the National Education Goal on Adult Literacy, held in Washington DC in June of 1994. It contains a series of questions, grouped under the following five categories:

A. What should the goals of adult literacy and basic skills programs for welfare recipients be?

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1994-01-01

What Kind of Adult Literacy Policy will help all Adults Develop the English Language and Literacy Skills they Need to Participate Fully in American Life? (1994)

This summary paper was prepared by staff of the National Institute for Literacy in the U.S. to stimulate discussion at a policy forum in Washington DC in June of 1994.

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1994-01-01

What Kind of Adult Literacy Policy do We Need if We are Serious About Enabling Every Adult to Become a High Skills/High Wage Worker in the Global Economy? (1994)

This summary paper was prepared by staff of the National Institute for Literacy in the U.S. to stimulate discussion at a policy forum in Washington DC in June of 1994.

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1994-01-01

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