Literacy rates

Impacts of Low Literacy Levels in Rural New Brunswick: A literature review (2008)

This document outlines a study commissioned by the Rural Secretariat (New Brunswick) and carried out by the Rural and Small Town Programme at Mount Allison University in Sackville, NB. The study’s goal was to summarize the impacts of low literacy levels in rural New Brunswick through a literature review, and to provide a comprehensive inventory of all literacy programs and services available in the province as of March 2008.

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Awakening the Giant Within: Reflections on Strategies for Recruiting Francophone Adults to French-Language Literacy Programs (2008)

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The purpose of this study was to discover strategies for encouraging adult francophones with poor literacy skills to articulate a need for literacy training and strategies that education centres can use to answer that need adequately.

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2009-06-10

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

Take Action for Literacy (2008)

A Learners Toolkit

This learner's toolkit begins by providing general information on literacy such as the meaning of the term "literacy" and an explanation of the International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey. It then focuses more specifically on literacy in Nunavut, looking at the literacy levels among adults in Nunavut and the types of programs needed by adult learners in that region.

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2008-11-18

Linkages: Connecting Literacy and English as a Second Language (2007)

Discussion Paper: What do we know about the Connections between Literacy and English as a Second Language in Canada?

This discussion paper highlights and summarizes current Canadian research over the last five to seven years on connections between literacy and English as a Second Language in terms of key themes, issues, gaps and needed strategies. The paper also reflects the perspectives of a small number of key informants from the literacy, English as a Second Language, and settlement fields on key themes.

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2008-06-09

Study Reveals Cracks in Canada's Literacy Foundation: Community says politics must not stand in the way of progress - comments by MCL (2005)

This press release from the Movement for Canadian Literacy regarding the 2003 International Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey (IALLSS) which reveals serious cracks in Canada's literacy foundation with as many as 4 in 10 Canadian adults below the skill level considered necessary to thrive in today's knowledge society.

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2006-03-30

Building on our Competencies: (2005)

Canadian Results of the International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey

This report presents the results of the 2003 International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey (IALSS) that measured the proficiencies in literacy, numeracy and problem solving of the Canadian population. It shows the skills distributions of the population of each of the ten provinces and three territories and of specific subpopulations, such as immigrants, Aboriginal peoples and minority language groups.

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2006-01-20

Learning a Living: First Results of the Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey (2005)

The Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey (ALL) is a large-scale cooperative effort undertaken by governments, national statistics agencies, research institutions and multi-lateral agencies.

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2005-06-10

Measuring Adult Literacy and Life Skills: New Frameworks for Assessment (2005)

The objective of this report is to document key aspects of the development of the International Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey (ALL). The ALL survey was meant to build on the success of the International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) assessments by extending the range of skills assessed and by improving the quality of the assessment methods employed.

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2005-03-24

Building the Right Partnerships (2004)

Peter Calamai addressed the Second Canadian Conference on Literacy and Health on October 19, 2004 in Ottawa. In his address, he discussed adult literacy, including literacy levels Canada, literacy and health relationships and the importance of forging partnerships between the public health field and the literacy movement.

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