Literacy policy

Literacy Matters: A Call For Action (2007)

Of all the issues that Canadians are concerned about – the environment, health care and the war against terrorism – literacy is never identified as a pressing problem. However, many Canadians lack the necessary literacy skills to succeed in today’s economy: a situation that is eroding their standard of living.

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2007-10-11

Policy Conversation on Workplace/Workforce Literacy (1995)

January 22-24, 1995: A Report

This document is a report of the National Literacy Secretariat' s "Policy Conversation on Workplace and Workforce Literacy," which was held in Toronto in January 1995. The Policy Conversation was a chance for a group of concerned individuals to share with the National Literacy Secretariat their hopes and concerns, their dreams and visions about a number of key issues in workplace and workforce literacy.

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2007-10-11

What counts as literacy work? (2004)

This document appears as an article in the spring 2004 issue of the journal Literacies. It is an excerpt adapted from "Adult Literacy Policy: Mind the Gap" by Nancy Jackson, which is included in the Klewer Handbook of Educational Policy (N. Bascia, A. Cumming, A. Datnow, K. Leithwood and D. Livingstone (eds.).

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2007-10-02

Fostering Partnership Development in Workplace Literacy (2007)

A Case Study of the Canadian National Literacy Secretariat Business and Labour Partnership Program

The purpose of this in-depth case study was to document a government initiative through the National Literacy Secretariat called the Business and Labour Partnership Program that has been in existence since 1988.

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2007-06-15

Brief to Senate Standing Committee On Social Affairs, Science and Technology (2007)

Re: Hearings on Literacy

In February 2007, members of NALD were invited by the Senate Standing Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology to participate in the ongoing national discussion on literacy and its impact on education and employment skills in Canada.

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2007-02-12

Standing up for Literacy (2006)

Pre-budget Consultations

This is the (MCL) Movement for Canadian Literacy’s submission to the federal Pre-Budget Consultations of April 2006. In their recommendations, they have highlighted areas that they believe the federal government can and should address immediately.

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2006-11-21

The Good Mother (2006)

A Critical Discourse Analysis of Literacy Advice to Mothers in the Twentieth Century

Suzanne Smythe's theseis explores literacy advice to parents as a gendered practice of power rather than an institutional truth.

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2006-10-20

Literacy - For a Life of Learning! (2006)

A Collaborative Process Toward A Proposed Literacy Policy For All Albertans

The collective experience and wisdom of approximately 30 Albertans who work as Learners, Leaders and Professionals in the Literacy field came together to develop and put forward a new policy for all Albertans that recognizes and affirms the need for all citizens to have the literacy skills required to participate fully in society.

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2006-08-15

Reading, But Not Reading Well (1993)

Reading Skills at Level 3

This is a report from the Survey of Literacy Skills Used in Daily Activities.

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2005-01-26

Moving the Markers (2003)

New Perspectives on Adult Literacy Rates in Canada

This report describes a project originally intended to identify demographic patterns among adults with low literacy skills in each Canadian province. The project was carried out between March 2000 and June 2001 under the auspices of Movement for Canadian Literacy (MCL). Project funding came from the National Literacy Secretariat of Human Resources Development Canada.

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2004-12-07

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