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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

Illiteracy and Poverty in Canada: Toward a Critical Perspective Master Thesis (Papers That Moved Us Forward) (1982)

This study examines the political and economic assumptions that affect the theory and practice of adult literacy and basic education in Canada.

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2000-05-30

Literacy and Disability (2000)

This report has two objectives. One is to illustrate the complexity of the relationships between literacy, disability, employment, education and income. The data illustrating the impact of disability on literacy is explored. The report then demonstrates the value of high literacy skills in the present labour market.

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2000-01-01

The Adult Education and Literacy System (AELS) in the United States (2000)

Moving From the Margins to the Mainstream of Education

Describes several ways in which increased literacy in adults can impact positively at work, at home, and in the community, including improvement in children's schooling and health. Argues that the adult education and literacy system in the U. S. should no longer be marginalized.

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2000-01-01

Adult Literacy in Canada, the United States and Germany (1996)

This article compares some of the first findings of the International Adult Literacy Survey for Canada, the United States, our largest trading partner, and Germany, the principal economic power of Europe.

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1999-12-01

Adult Basic Education: Strategies to Increase Returns on Investment (ROI) (1999)

Drawing upon a variety of studies, the author argues that adult literacy program can increase their ROI by developing 'programs that maximize the intergenerational transfer of educational benefits from parents to children, and functional-context education programs [that] integrate basic skills instruction with job and parenting skills training'.

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1999-07-01

Literacy, Welfare and Work: (1999)

Longitudinal Research Project - Final Report and Recommendations

The Literacy, Welfare and Work Longitudinal Research Project (LWW) is a multi-phase study of the complex relationship between literacy and employment, within the context of Welfare Reform. In this third and final phase, case study participants continued to be tracked as they proceeded with their education and/or employment plans.

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1999-01-01

The Value of Words: Literacy and Economic Security in Canada (1998)

The International Adult Literacy Survey(IALS) was a seven-country initiative conducted in the fall of 1994. The Canadian component of the IALS study was primarily funded by the Applied Research Branch and the National Literacy Secretariat of Human Resources Development Canada. This document, published by Statistics Canada, is a report that stems from IALS.

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1998-01-01

Literacy, Welfare and Work (1998)

Year II Report

The Literacy, Welfare and Work Longitudinal Research Project (LWW) is a multi-phase study of the complex relationship between literacy and employment, within the context of Welfare Reform. For Phase II, the researchers began tracking a group of seven individual students over 10 months, to better understand their experiences with education and employment.

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