International documents

Numeracy Research: Recommendations – Complexity levels - Interview with Katherine Clarke-Nolan, Policy analyst, OLES [Audio – 3:05] (2011)

This audio file is part of a podcast series developed by Office of Literacy and Essential Skills (OLES), Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC), describing a research project that will help to update the numeracy element of the Essential Skills framework.

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2013-05-15

Numeracy Research: Comparative analysis - Interview with Katherine Clarke-Nolan, Policy analyst, OLES [Audio – 0:55] (2011)

This is the third in an eight-part podcast series, produced by the Office of Literacy and Essential Skills (OLES) in Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC), focusing on research on numeracy that is part of the Essential Skills Research Project undertaken to improve the current measurement framework for those skills.

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2013-04-17

Numeracy Research: Literature review & framework - Interview with Katherine Clarke-Nolan, Policy analyst, OLES [Audio – 1:02] (2011)

This is the second in a series of podcasts, developed by the Office of Literacy and Essential Skills (OLES) in Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC), outlining research on numeracy that is part of the Essential Skills Research Project undertaken to improve the current measurement framework for those skills.

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2013-04-12

Adult learning and the world of work (2008)

Education Matters: Insights on Education, Learning and Training in Canada, June 2008, Vol. 5, No. 2

In this article, published by Statistics Canada, the authors use data from the 1994 International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) and the 2003 Adult Literacy and Life Skills (ALL) survey to get a picture of employer-sponsored training, and the characteristics of employees who engage in that training.

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2013-04-05

Numeracy Research Objectives - Interview with Katherine Clarke-Nolan, Policy analyst, OLES [Audio – 1:52] (2011)

This audio file introduces a series of podcasts, developed by the Office of Literacy and Essential Skills (OLES) in Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC), focusing on numeracy-related research undertaken as part of the Essential Skills Research Project designed to improve the current measurement framework for those skills.

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2013-04-03

NALA Research Briefing Paper: Family literacy in Ireland (2011)

The National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA) is a charitable organization committed to helping adults in Ireland overcome literacy and numeracy problems. NALA is involved in tutor training; developing teaching materials; distance education services; policy making; research; and awareness campaigns.

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2013-02-27

Adult Learning and Education: Canada progress report for the UNESCO Global Report on Adult Learning and Education (GRALE) and the end of the United Nations Literacy Decade (2012)

This document is housed on the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC) server.

This report, published by the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC), monitors progress made towards fulfilling recommendations included in the final document of the Sixth International Conference on Adult Education (CONFINTEA VI), held in Belém , Brazil, in 2009.

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2013-02-11

Literacy and Essential Skills in Saskatchewan: Environmental Scan 2012 (2012)

The goal of this report is to provide context for understanding the current state of Literacy and Essential Skills (LES) in the province of Saskatchewan. The author discusses such issues as existing and emerging skill shortages; increasing numbers of people seeking English as a Second Language (ESL) training; the growing Aboriginal population and its literacy needs; and other demographic challenges faced by the province.

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2013-01-31

Upskilling Partnership Programme - Evaluation Report (2010)

This program, which ran from 2006 to 2009, was an initiative of New Zealand’s Department of Labour in collaboration with partner agencies.

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2013-01-22

Plain Language Summaries: The Canadian Component of the 2003 International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey (IALSS) -The Situation of Official Language Minorities (2007)

This document offers a summary of a Statistics Canada study that uses the results of the International Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey (IALSS) to analyze the literacy skills of Canada’s official language minorities.

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2013-01-14

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