International documents

Plain Language Summaries: Gaining and losing literacy skills over the life course (2008)

This document is part of a National Adult Literacy Database (NALD) project, funded by the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL), aimed at providing a way of quickly identifying the usefulness and relevancy of online, full-text research documents from Statistics Canada.

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2012-08-28

Literacy Performance of Working-Age Aboriginal People in Canada: Findings based on the International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey (IALSS) 2003 (2008)

This document offers an analysis of the literacy, numeracy and problem-solving proficiencies of the working-age Aboriginal population in Canada, based on the findings of the International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey (IALSS) conducted in 2003.

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2012-07-31

Problem-solving Skills and Labour Market Outcomes – Results from the Latest Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey (ALL) (2012)

Education Matters: Insights on Education, Learning and Training in Canada, Vol. 9, No. 1, May 2012

This article summarizes the key findings about problem-solving contained in a report based on the results of the Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey (ALL), conducted between 2002 and 2008.

Eleven countries, including Canada, participated in that survey, which focused on four foundation skills thought to be essential for social, professional and economic success: prose literacy, document literacy, numeracy, and problem-solving.

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2012-07-04

International Perspectives on Labour Market Intelligence (2012)

This document was authored by The Alliance of Sector Councils (TASC) and published by the International Network of Sector Skills Organizations (INSSO).

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2012-06-14

The effectiveness of work-experience programs in Canadian high schools (2009)

Lessons in Learning – October 22, 2009

Work-experience programs take many forms, including job shadowing, cooperative education, virtual work experience, and apprenticeships.

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2012-02-17

The Transfer of Literacy, Language, and Numeracy Skills from Learning Programmes into the Workplace (2011)

Literature Review

This literature review is part of a research project carried out by the New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER) for the Department of Labour. The project addresses the ways employees transfer, utilize, and develop literacy, language, and numeracy (LLN) skills in the workplace; the conditions that enable this to happen; and the short- to medium-term outcomes for employees and workplaces.

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2011-10-11

Aboriginal Adult Literacy Assessment Tool (2011)

Saskatchewan AALAT Provincial Results

The Aboriginal Adult Literacy Assessment Tool (AALAT) project was developed in response to the 2003 International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey (IALSS), which reported that more than 63 per cent of Aboriginal adults did not possess the literacy skills required to be contributing members of Canadian society.

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2011-06-21

The Early Childhood Population Databases (2009)

This document offers an inventory of databases concerning children ages birth to six throughout the world.

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2011-05-20

Lessons from Other Countries Regarding Incentives for Employer-Sponsored Training (2009)

CPRN Research Report

Research has shown that Canada has been underperforming in workplace learning in comparison with other countries.

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2011-01-25

The bottom line, No. 2 (1996)

July 1996

This issue’s lead article focuses on a workshop held in Saskatchewan to help educators adapt their skills and knowledge to the demands of workplace education programming.

Other articles deal with a conference held in Mexico on competency-based education; a look at the International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS); the Calgary Learning Centre’s annual Breakfast of Champions; and a comparison of approaches to adult education.

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2010-02-24

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