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Highlights from the Second Report of the International Adult Literacy Survey: (1997)

Literacy Skills for the Knowledge Society

While most people can read, the real question is whether their reading and writing skills meet the challenge of living and working in today's information-rich and knowledge intensive society and economy. This latest report on the International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) Literacy Skills for the Knowledge Society tells us that literacy means more than knowing how to read, write or calculate.

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2003-08-06

Parents-As-Partners-As-Learners Project (1988)

The project sought to demonstrate the value of informed parental assistance in improving the reading skills and the attitude towards school of primary school children and as an avenue to discover illiterate adults and a means of drawing them into an educational process.

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2003-05-06

Literacy is For Life: Strengthening Adult Literacy is Key to Canada's Economic and Social Prosperity (2001)

Submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance

Canada's economic and social prosperity depends on the strengths and skills of our citizens. To prosper in the new economy, we must develop policies that nurture these skills and we must create a culture that values life-long learning. A sound literacy foundation is key to achieving both of these goals.

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2002-08-01

Encouraging Adults to Acquire Literacy Skills (1990)

This resource includes the following:
- Information on who are the low-literate adults?
- What is literacy and why is it important in our society?
- Why do low-literate adults not participate in programs?
- What participants say about coming to adult basic literacy programs?
- And what about dropouts?
- Learner recruitment and retention
- Useful resources

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2002-07-29

Making a Case for Literacy (2000)

The State of Adult Literacy and Adult Basic Education in the NWT - A Summary of Research

The NWT Literacy Council wanted to find out about adult literacy and adult basic education in the NWT. In order to do the research they asked a few questions. Here's an example of a few questions :

What is literacy in today's world?
How do NWT adults get help to improve their literacy?
What can we do to influence the future of adult literacy and adult basic education in the NWT?

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2002-04-17

From Spark to Sustained Heat (2000)

First Year of A + B = $, The - A Literacy and Economic Development Project in Eastern Ontario

This report tells the story of how some literacy service providers in Eastern Ontario made the link between the education and literacy levels in the local population, and the economic prosperity in the region, then did something about it. It shows how you could start a similar project in your region. This report describes how the collaborative project was organized, what it did, and what effect it had.

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2001-09-19

Literacy in the Labor Force (1999)

Results from the National Adult Literacy Survey

This report analyzes the literacy proficiencies of the civilian labor force in the US, as well as the employed and unemployed, and selected demographic and socioeconomic subgroups of employed civilians. It also compares literacy skills found in major occupations and industries, and analyzes the relationship between literacy proficiencies and wages. The basis for the findings reported here is data taken from the National Adult Literacy Survey.

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2001-09-13

Literacy, Numeracy and Labour Market Outcomes in Canada (2001)

This study uses Canadian data from the International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) to investigate the relationship between labour market success and literacy skills, specifically prose literacy, document literacy and quantitative literacy or numeracy. Earnings is the most commonly used and widely accepted measure of labour market success.

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2001-01-01

Spread the Word: How to Implement a Community Literacy Festival (1999)

In the spring of 1998, Georgian Literacy held its first Spread the Word Literacy Festival in Collingwood, Ontario. The free, accessible day-long celebration featured readings by numerous well-known Canadian authors and many local writers. Visitors enjoyed story-telling, children's activities, entertainment, a celebrity book auction, an international food fair, a variety of exhibits, and much more.

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2000-06-06

Schooling, Literacy and Individual Earnings (2000)

Statistics Canada and Human Resources Development Canada (HRDC) have sponsored a series of studies based on the International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS). The present study uses direct measures of literacy skill levels provided by the IALS to estimate the return to literacy skills. It examines the validity of averaging literacy scores across jurisdictions.

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2000-06-05

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