Literacy poverty relationships

Poverty – Fact Sheet (2012)

In this fact sheet, the authors begin by pointing out that low literacy, poverty, and exclusion are all part of the same problem. Low literacy and poverty create a cycle that is difficult to break.

Children from low-income households are at risk of low literacy. If parents are not equipped to actively engage with the school system, their children may be more likely to drop out of school.

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2013-01-22

Essential Skills Profiles: Top 50 Entry-Level Jobs in Canada (2011)

This document, published by Kingston Literacy & Skills, is a resource that links literacy practitioners, case managers, employment counsellors, assessors, employers, and lower-skill clients within the framework of Essential Skills.

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2011-05-31

Literacy and the Labour Market: The Generation of Literacy and Its Impact on Earnings for Native Born Canadians (2007)

The study presented here examines the link between literacy, the economy, and individual income, the premise being that an individual with greater literacy skills would be expected to have better employment opportunities and command higher earnings. The authors begin by examining the distribution of literacy skills in the Canadian economy and how they are generated, looking in particular at schooling and parental influence.

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2008-06-26

Reading the Future (2008)

Planning to Meet Canada's Future Literacy Needs

This report by the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL) is a follow-up to the Council's 2007 State of Learning in Canada report, which discussed the findings of the International Adult Literacy Survey. In this report, the Council addresses some of the key issues identified in the State of Learning report, such as the social and economic barriers behind Canada's literacy rates and potential barriers to learning.

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2008-06-12

Literacy in Canada: It's Time for Action (2004)

Recommendations for the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance

In this brief, the Movement for Canadian Literacy (MCL) calls on the Standing Committee on Finance to recommend the resources necessary to establish a pan-Canadian literacy strategy. Canada's economic and social prosperity will be served if the federal government makes literacy a policy priority.

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2004-11-30

Literacy and Poverty (2000)

The Literacy is for Life Fact Sheet series is a series of two-pager highlights on literacy and related topics.

This Fact Sheet highlights Literacy and Poverty and how Canada's high rate of illiteracy/undereducation is not simply an education problem. It is a symptom of deep and widespread social inequality created, in large part, by poverty.

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2004-11-04

Adult Literacy Work in Canada (1992)

Adult Literacy Work in Canada provides a map of the state of literacy work in Canada, which identifies key issues in literacy for the 1990's. This study is offered as a stimulus to informed discussion and debate on literacy questions in various Canadian jurisdictions. It is also intended as a contribution to maintain the level of public awareness developed during 1990, International Literacy Year.

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2004-07-30

Parents-As-Partners-As-Learners Project (1988)

The project sought to demonstrate the value of informed parental assistance in improving the reading skills and the attitude towards school of primary school children and as an avenue to discover illiterate adults and a means of drawing them into an educational process.

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2003-05-06

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

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

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