Literacy productivity relationships

Making Cent$ of Literacy (2006)

The bottom line impact

The authors of this document make a business case for workplace literacy by discussing the benefits of literacy and skills development from the employer’s perspective.

The authors begin by explaining the definition of literacy in today’s economy and providing an introduction to the nine Essential Skills. They point out that low literacy skills hurt productivity and make businesses less competitive.

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2011-03-11

What You Don't Know Can Hurt You: Literacy's Impact on Workplace Health and Safety (2010)

This report outlines the direct and indirect benefits of investing in literacy to improve health and safety in the workplace.

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2010-11-19

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

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

Advancing Literacy in Canada: An Urgent Call to Action (2003)

Recommendations for the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance

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2003-10-09

Speaking Notes for a panel presentation at the National Summit on Literacy and Productivity (2000)

This document presents notes used by the author to guide his presentation about worker-centred literacy as part of a panel discussion for the National Summit on Literacy and Productivity.

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2000-01-01

The Adult Education and Literacy System (AELS) in the United States (2000)

Moving From the Margins to the Mainstream of Education

Describes several ways in which increased literacy in adults can impact positively at work, at home, and in the community, including improvement in children's schooling and health. Argues that the adult education and literacy system in the U. S. should no longer be marginalized.

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2000-01-01

Workplace Literacy Issues in Canada (1998)

This is the presentation made by Dr. Harvey Krahn, Professor of Sociology at the University of Alberta, as part of the “Breakfast on the Hill” series.

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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

Workplace Education Works: The Results of an Outcome Evaluation Study of the Nova Scotia Workplace Education Initiative (2000)

This study is an attempt to build on the results of earlier research by providing some insights into why and how workplace education has an impact. This goal is accomplished by evaluating the degree to which Nova Scotia's Workplace Education Initiative has met its objectives.

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1990-01-01

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