Functional literacy

The Importance of Functional Literacy: Reading and Math Skills and Labour Market Outcomes of High School Drop-outs (2006)

This study examines how literacy and numeracy skills affect the performance of Canadian high school dropouts in the labour market.

The authors note that their research shows these skills have significant effects on the probability of being employed and on the hours and weeks of work for both men and women. They also have a strong direct influence on the incomes of men, but not of women.

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2011-10-21

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

Essential Skills & The Northern Oil and Gas Workforce (2005)

The focus of Essential Skills and the Northern Oil and Gas Workforce was on effective training with a particular emphasis on the role of essential skills enhancement in the development of the northern workforce. It was hoped that this conference would help to raise awareness of essential skills and provide a jumping off point for increased essential skills integration in education and workplace training programs.

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2006-05-05

A Community Handbook on Developing a Literacy and Disability Awareness Training Program (1994)

This handbook was developed for use by Independent Living Resource Centres (ILRCs) throughout Canada as the second phase of a national literacy project undertaken by the Canadian Association of Independent Living Centres (CAILC).

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2004-04-02

Life Skills Literacy (2001)

A Summary of Task and Skill Ratings and a Bibliography of Resources

This is a report on a project which focused on the Life Skill Literacy needs of at risk youth 16-18, who have been committed to a young offender institution and who show no evident interest in returning to traditional schooling upon release. The target population of the study was aboriginal youth, largely from remote northern communities where the traditional employment of hunting, trapping and guiding remain prevalent.

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2004-03-05

Women and Adult Basic Education In Canada: An Exploratory Study (1984)

This report contains the findings of a survey of adult basic education programs in Canada. The objective of the survey was to provide information which could be used to answer the question: To what extent do adult basic education programs in Canada address the learning and related needs of women?
The survey focused on two areas:

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2003-10-20

Education and Enlightenment: Literacy Awareness Kit (2000)

General objective is to educate the stakeholders and enlighten the potential literacy clientele to the benefits and value of continued literacy education for all.

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2003-06-24

Highlights from the Canadian Report (1996)

Reading the Future: A Portrait of Literacy in Canada

This report synthesizes the results of the International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS), for Canada. IALS was a seven-country investigation undertaken in the fall of 1994. Its main goal was to create comparable literacy profiles across national, linguistic and cultural boundaries. Highlights from the Canada Report include :

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1996-07-23
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