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Literacy Teachers Fight Illiteracy During War Time (2004)

A Message for Veteran's Day 2004

In this message, the author speaks of Veteran's Day and the undereducated, less literate veterans who served the United States in times of war and the veteran adult literacy educators who helped many of these military personnel succeed.

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2004-11-03

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

Opportunities for Tomorrow (2001)

National Learning Needs Assessment Summary Report

In 1999 the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union established the National Literacy Project to increase awareness among union members and local union officers about literacy, and to examine the literacy demands and literacy learning needs experienced by CEP members today.

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2002-11-09

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

A Study of Potential Incremental Success Factors Among Basic Education and Employment Preparation Students (2001)

The goal of adult basic education programs is to see the student make the transition to permanent, meaningful employment or to postsecondary studies that will lead eventually to such employment. While most adult students will achieve the goal, a minority of students will not. However, while those students don’t achieve the major program goal, their educational experiences can still improve their lives.

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2002-07-31

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

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

What Works! A Summer Institute on Employment Issues for Literacy Practitioners (1998)

This is the report of a Summer Institute on Employment, organized by Employment Projects for Women in Manitoba. Sessions at the event focused on various topics including current market trends in urban and rural Manitoba, job search techniques, and working with specific groups of people. Time was also allocated for participants to develop hands-on ideas and strategies to assist learners in becoming job ready.

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2000-07-24

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