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Enhancing the Basic Learning Skills of Older Nova Scotians (2003)

Context and Strategies

This publication provides background information and statistics about older adults living in Nova Scotia, gives an overview of learning in later life, identifies the barriers to learning, and suggests strategies to overcome them. It also includes a list of the resources in a related document, Enhancing the Basic Learning Skills of Older Nova Scotians—A Resource Kit, and many other resources available to support older adult learning.

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2004-06-18

The Impact of ABC CANADA's LEARN Campaign (1996)

Results of a National Research Study

In 1994, ABC CANADA initiated the LEARN campaign, a national media campaign aimed at linking potential literacy learners with literacy groups. Throughout the campaign, ABC CANADA gathered information from selected literacy groups about the effect of the LEARN ads. This study is the first systematic national attempt to measure the impact of the LEARN campaign.

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2003-10-10

Literacy and Literacy Training of Francophones in Canada (2002)

Results of the International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS)

This analytical report uses data from the 1994 International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) to paint a general picture of francophones' literacy in Canada, and examines literacy in the context of language transfers to English. It also examines literacy training of francophones, and sorts out the impact of various social and cultural factors on literacy.

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2002-12-10

Demystifying Adult Literacy for Volunteer Tutors (1996)

A Reference Handbook and Resource Guide

"Demystifying Adult Literacy For Volunteer Tutors: A Reference Handbook and Resource Guide" is a compilation of some of this background information gathered from a variety of different sources.

Each section ends with a list of references from which the information is obtained.

This Reference Handbook and Resource Guide is intended as a 'tool' for new and more experienced tutors, to provide background information about:

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1996-11-10

Highlights from the Canadian Report (1996)

Reading the Future: A Portrait of Literacy in Canada

This report synthesizes the results of the International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS), for Canada. IALS was a seven-country investigation undertaken in the fall of 1994. Its main goal was to create comparable literacy profiles across national, linguistic and cultural boundaries. Highlights from the Canada Report include :

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1996-07-23

Adult Basic Education and Literacy Activities in Canada 1975-76 (1976)

A report of a project undertaken for World Literacy of Canada to survey the nature and extent of functional illiteracy in Canada, with a focus on those activities currently being undertaken in Anglophone Canada.

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1990-01-01

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