Globalization

Overview of the Food Processing Industry (2005)

Canada’s food processing industry needs to develop a country-wide collaborative initiative in order to address its needs and be competitive in a global economy, say the authors of this report.

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2014-03-24

Dancing with Robots: Human Skills for Computerized Work (2013)

This paper is part of a series looking at the economic trends that will shape policy over the coming decades in the United States.

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2013-11-28

Skills Agenda (2010)

Helping the Economic Recovery

This document brings together a number of articles that deal with the tools, programs and resources developed and delivered by Canada’s sector councils. Sector councils are industry-led partnership organizations that address skills development issues and implement solutions in key sectors of the economy.

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2012-08-30

Learning Community by Community: Preparing for a Knowledge-based Society (2010)

Revue « À lire en ligne », FCAF

In this article, the author describes the emergence of a new model of learning communities based upon the concept of lifelong learning as an organizing principle and social goal. He points to three forces driving the move: expanding globalization; increasing use of information and communications technologies; and exploding knowledge, especially in the sciences and technologies.

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2011-05-20

Learning Communities and Cities (2010)

Revue « À lire en ligne », FCAF

This article appeared in the 2010 issue of “À lire en ligne,” a journal published annually by the Fédération canadienne pour l’alphabétisation en français (FCAF). The 2010 issue was devoted exclusively to the concept of place-based learning communities, defined as places that utilize the resources of all sectors, not just the formal education system, for learning.

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2011-05-20

Addressing Canada's Literacy Challenge: A Cost/ Benefit Analysis (2009)

In this report, the authors discuss the cost and the importance of investing in literacy. They suggest that advanced literacy is the single most important tool that Canadians need to compete in the global economy and present estimates of the total cost of raising the literacy skill of the adult population to Level 3.

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2009-01-08

Measuring and Monitoring Literacy: What the data imply for policy in Alberta (2008)

A PowerPoint Presentation

This resource is a powerpoint presentation of 76 slides by T. Scott Murray, Director, Learning Outcomes, of the UNESCO Institute of Statistics. In his presentation, Murray discusses the importance of skills and learning in terms of public policy, particularly in regards to the Province of Alberta.

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2008-09-10

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

A Collaborative Response to the Green Paper on Social Security Reform (Report summary) (1995)

Women's Education des femmes, Spring 1995 - vol. 11 no. 3

This article is a summary of the recommendations from a brief prepared by CCLOW, Canadian Farm Women's Education Council, Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women, and National Organization of Immigrant and Visible Minority Women of Canada.

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2004-02-18

A Collaborative Response to the Green Paper on Social Security Reform (1994)

from Four National Women's Groups December 9, 1994

As a nation, Canada faces critical decisions. A way must be found to ensure a sustainable level of social and economic development that respects the fundamental values and needs of Canadians, in a demanding world. If Canada's social and economic development is to survive the impact of globalization, a strengthened social security system is needed, as well as a comprehensive employment development strategy.

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2003-10-06
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