Literacy policy

NALA Research Briefing Paper: Family literacy in Ireland (2011)

The National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA) is a charitable organization committed to helping adults in Ireland overcome literacy and numeracy problems. NALA is involved in tutor training; developing teaching materials; distance education services; policy making; research; and awareness campaigns.

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2013-02-27

Measuring health literacy: A challenge to curriculum design and evaluation (2010)

This is the first in a series of research briefs focusing on questions of interest to practitioners and policymakers in adult literacy.

The author says it is becoming more urgent to develop a new comprehensive measure of health literacy. Developing such a measure is the next significant task facing health literacy research and practice.

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2012-08-21

National Strategy for Early Literacy - Summary Report 2009 (2009)

This document offers a brief summary of the National Strategy for Early Literacy, developed by the Canadian Language and Literacy Research Network.

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2010-08-10

National Strategy for Early Literacy - Report and Recommendations (2009)

The National Strategy for Early Literacy is a pan-Canadian effort to develop an action plan for improving the literacy skills of young Canadians.

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2010-08-06

Living Literacy: A Literacy Framework for Alberta's Next Generation Economy (2009)

This document sets out a framework for coordinating the efforts of the Government of Alberta and its partners to improve literacy levels to ensure Albertans can keep pace with a changing economy.

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2010-01-13

Addressing Canada's Literacy Challenge: A Cost/ Benefit Analysis (2009)

In this report, the authors discuss the cost and the importance of investing in literacy. They suggest that advanced literacy is the single most important tool that Canadians need to compete in the global economy and present estimates of the total cost of raising the literacy skill of the adult population to Level 3.

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2009-01-08

The Consultation on Adult Literacy in Manitoba: What We Heard (2008)

In April 2008, the Province of Manitoba initiated consultations with key stakeholders and the public for input into the development of a provincial-wide adult literacy strategy. Participants included literacy practitioners, immigrant organizations, aboriginal organizations, non-government organizations and business representatives. This report summarizes the consultation findings.

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2009-01-02

Literacy - more than words (2008)

Summary of Input on a Literacy Framework for Alberta

This document summarizes comments from over 500 individuals on a literacy framework for Alberta, provided during the Alberta Literacy Forum held in Edmonton in April 2008. The Forum was Alberta's contribution to the Council of Ministers of Education Canada's Pan-Canadian Interactive Literacy Forum. This report on the Forum is organized into the following sections:

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2008-12-04

Lessons Learned (2000)

Adult Literacy: Policies, Programs and Practices

This is a report of the latest study in Human Resources Development Canada's (HRDC) “Lessons Learned” series. This study summarizes lessons learned from policies, programs and practices directed at adult literacy over the past decade, in the context of industrialized economies.

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2008-05-16

Adult Basic Education: Impact of Policy on Practice (2004)

An Annotated Bibliography

This bibliography was compiled for The Centre for Literacy’s 2004 Summer Institute: Adult Basic Education: Impact of Policy on Practice: International Perspectives.

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2007-10-17

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