Education and economy

Employment Sponsored Training among Recent Immigrants (2002)

The research presented in this paper shows that recent immigrant employees are less likely than the Canadian-born to receive employer sponsored training, even after controlling for several job-related factors known to affect the incidence of training. However, two key factors, language and the match between educational attainment and job skill requirements reduce the negative impact of recent immigrant status on training participation rates.

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2007-06-22

Notes for presentation to House of Commons Standing Committee on Human Resources, Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities (2006)

In these notes, Charles Ramsey presents NALD before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Human Resources, Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities. Ramsey also emphasizes the need for the federal government investment and leadership in both workforce and workplace literacy for adult Canadians.

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2006-11-03

Life Cycles Education Policy: Adult Education Makes Early Childhood Education a Good Economic Development Strategy (2006)

The author discusses Nobel Prize economist James J. Heckman who was interviewed June of 2005 by the Minneapolis branch of the Federal Reserve Bank.

Mr. Heckman was asked about early childhood education (ECE) as an economic development strategy.

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2006-02-24

Can Massive Injections of Adult Literacy Education Improve Children's Reading Skills? (2006)

In this article, the author discusses the data released in the 2005 National Center for Education Statistics showing 30 years of National Assessment of Educational progress.

The author suggests that it is time to acknowledge adult literacy to improve children's reading skills.

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2006-02-08

A Frontier College summary of the International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey (IALSS) 2003 (2005)

The International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey (IALSS) is the Canadian component of the Adult Literacy and Life Skills (ALL) study, which was a joint project of the Government of Canada and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). The study was conducted by Statistics Canada.

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2005-12-01

ABC's of Investing in Adult Literacy Education (2005)

This document offers 26 reasons, one for each letter of the alphabet, for investing in adult literacy education.

Many of the reasons focus on the benefits to the overall economy from investments in education. The author points out that a dollar spent for adult literacy education produces many more dollars in returns on investment through improved productivity.

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2005-05-31

Labour Market Employability in Richmond County (2004)

Richmond County Literacy Network Strategic Development Plan

This report is an examination of labour market employability in Richmond County, Nova Scotia. It addresses the labour market issues of high unemployment and unfilled jobs or unrealized employment opportunities in Richmond County.

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2004-06-01

Issues, Trends, Supports & Resources (2004)

A Profile of the Quad Counties in the Strait Region

Issues, Trends, Supports and Resources: A Profile of the Quad Counties in the Strait Region, is "Phase One of the Partners & Pathways Two Project". The research
compiled in this document will provide background information for Phase 2 -- a

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2004-05-25

Roadblocks to Women's Learning: Issues for Advocacy (1978)

This report was written for the Canadian Committee on Learning Opportunities for Women as part of a three month project to investigate policy development around the needs and problems facing women who are, or would like to be, involved in various learning activities, educational agencies, and/or training programs.

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2003-10-20

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