Literacy poverty relationships

From Spark to Sustained Heat (2000)

First Year of A + B = $, The - A Literacy and Economic Development Project in Eastern Ontario

This report tells the story of how some literacy service providers in Eastern Ontario made the link between the education and literacy levels in the local population, and the economic prosperity in the region, then did something about it. It shows how you could start a similar project in your region. This report describes how the collaborative project was organized, what it did, and what effect it had.

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2001-09-19

What Works! A Summer Institute on Employment Issues for Literacy Practitioners (1998)

This is the report of a Summer Institute on Employment, organized by Employment Projects for Women in Manitoba. Sessions at the event focused on various topics including current market trends in urban and rural Manitoba, job search techniques, and working with specific groups of people. Time was also allocated for participants to develop hands-on ideas and strategies to assist learners in becoming job ready.

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2000-07-24

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

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

Overcoming Poverty: Promoting Literacy in Children from Low-Income Families (1999)

This is the report of a project designed to answer specific questions about reading beliefs and reading proficiency in very young children from low-income families.

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1999-01-01

Literacy and Homelessness Project - (Excerpts from) Phase 3 Report: More Ideas (provided by St. Christopher House Adult Literacy Program) (1999)

This paper contains excerpts from the report of Phase Three of the Literacy and Homelessness Project, which involved developing and documenting ways to do literacy work with homeless, transient or other marginalized people.

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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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1998-01-01

How Does Literacy Affect the Health of Canadians? (1998)

A Profile Paper

Literacy is a major variable influencing health in a variety of ways. This paper discusses the significant health impacts of literacy. It identifies why literacy is a health issue and thus is relevant to Health Canada and to its mandate: “helping the people of Canada maintain and improve their health”.

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1998-01-01

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