Lifelong learning

Thinking About the Embedding of Essential Skills – Especially in Terms of 21st Century Learners (2013)

In this presentation, the author makes the case for a new learner-centred and holistic approach to Essential Skills (ES), defining those skills as the ones both individuals and societies need to survive in the 21st century.

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2013-04-29

Canada's Literacy Challenge: A Market Segmentation Analysis (2008)

The authors look at the way literacy levels of adult Canadians influence the country’s economic and social success. They analyse a variety of research materials, including Statistics Canada documents, showing that differences in literacy skills are associated with large differences in employability, wage rates, income, and reliance on social transfers such as social assistance.

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2013-04-25

Books in the Home: Northern Books (2010)

The Northwest Territories “Books in the Home” program provides parents with tools to help their children with reading and writing. Each week, parents study a children’s book and take the book home.

This resource manual is one of two developed for the program and focuses on what the authors describe as northern books: ones about the culture and life in the North, many of which reflect First Nations, Métis or Inuit culture.

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2013-04-25

Understanding the need for targeted workplace learning strategies (2006)

Lessons in Learning – February 17, 2006

While there has been greater recognition in recent years of the value of workplace learning, issues regarding inequality of access need to be addressed, according to the authors of this paper.

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2013-04-11

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

The Learning Organization: Connecting the Workforce to Learning [Video – 6:45] (2010)

This video looks at how businesses develop into learning organizations, where a learning culture harnesses the talents of employees and contributes to productivity.

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2013-03-27

Strategic Plan 2010-2013 - Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick (2010)

The Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick (LCNB) developed this revised strategic plan following its 2009 annual meeting. The authors note that the plan reflects a clearly defined relationship with the Office of Literacy and Essential Skills (OLES), Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, as well as the expectations contained in the funding agreement with the Government of Canada.

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2013-03-27

A road to resilience in Hazelton, B.C. – Literacy and community development [Video – 9:25] (2010)

This video explores how a village in northwest British Columbia promotes community development through an integrated approach based on a broad definition of education.

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2013-03-25

Books in the Home: Classic Books (2010)

The Northwest Territories “Books in the Home” program is based on the belief that parents are children’s first and most important teachers. Throughout the program, parents study a children’s book each week, then take the book home with them.

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2013-03-22

Breaking Down the Silos in Surrey, B.C. – Surrey's Literacy Strategy [Video – 6:25] (2010)

In this video, community leaders and officials from Surrey, British Columbia, explain the importance of embedding a literacy strategy into all aspects of city life.

City officials, business leaders, and educators discuss how literacy is intertwined into such diverse matters as the crime reduction strategy, student support services, library programs, and services for immigrants.

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2013-03-21

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