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The Work Values of Marginalized Adult Learners (1998)

This survey assessed the work-related values of one hundred and thirty six marginalized adult learners enrolled in 8 Adult Basic Education courses. The results revealed that ethnicity influenced both work values and adult life roles. As well, although respondents' rankings of work values did not differ by gender, females attached greater importance to values and life roles.

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1998-01-01

The Determinants of Literacy and Numeracy, and the Effect of Literacy and Numeracy on Labour Market Outcomes (1998)

The authors of this study examine the determinants of literacy and numeracy among native-born Canadians. The role of literacy and numeracy as determinants of labour market outcomes is assessed. The effects of years of schooling are also assessed. Significant differences in the male and female estimates are noted.

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1998-01-01

The Economic Benefits of Improving Literacy Skills in the Workplace (1997)

Conference Briefing

Enhancing literacy levels in the workplace improves bottom-line performance for Canada's employers and gives employers a better chance for success in their careers. The Results of the Conference Board of Canada's study, The Economic Benefits of Improving Literacy Skills in the Workplace, demonstrate that there are clear economic benefits for both employers and employees in improving workplace literacy.

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1997-10-29

Literacy, Welfare and Work: (1997)

Preliminary Study

The Literacy, Welfare, and Work (LWW) Preliminary Study was designed to help literacy practitioners: to understand the new socioeconomic and political context within which we are working; to identify the perceptions and experiences of both literacy workers and learners in relation to this context; and to begin an examination of the many factors that impact on students' abilities to find and keep a job.

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1997-01-01

Using The Internet As An Instructional Tool (1997)

This manual is designed to help readers learn about the Internet. The authors examine what the Internet is, how to connect to it, and how to use it. The manual describes the different ways to communicate on the Internet, identifies informative sites, and explains how search tools make finding information simple.

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1997-01-01

Basic Skills and the Bottom Line: A Response from the Movement for Canadian Literacy to Bill C-12 (1996)

An Act Respecting Employment Insurance in Canada

This submission from the Movement for Canadian Literacy looks at the way in which Bill C-12: an Act respecting employment insurance in Canada, will support the development of Canada's human resources, and in particular how it will affect the millions of Canadians who have difficulty with the literacy demands they encounter each day at home, in their communities and in their jobs.

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1996-01-01

Perceptions of Adult Literacy Learners About Themselves and Their Lives (1996)

One purpose of the 3-year study reported in this paper was to understand the lives of participants in adult literacy programs in a large urban center in Canada from the perspectives of the program participants themselves. A second purpose involved asking them about perceived changes in them and in their lives as they participated in literacy programs.

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1996-01-01

The Persisting Power and Costs of the Literacy Myth (1995)

This article comments on "Literacy, Economy and Society: Results of the First International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS)." Topics include Themes in IALS, Problems with IALS, Contextualizing Literacy, Literacy Practices, Cultural Bias & Test Items, and more.

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1995-01-01

Perceptions of Literacy and Adult Literacy Programs (1995)

There are numerous definitions of literacy but relatively few data on the views of adult learners in literacy programs regarding literacy and even fewer on the views of adult literacy instructors. This study examined the views of 94 learners and 31 teachers regarding literacy as well as the actual classroom experiences of a subgroup of learners.

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1995-01-01

What Kind of Adult Literacy Policy do We Need if We are Serious About Enabling Every Adult to Become a High Skills/High Wage Worker in the Global Economy? (1994)

This summary paper was prepared by staff of the National Institute for Literacy in the U.S. to stimulate discussion at a policy forum in Washington DC in June of 1994.

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1994-01-01

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