Literacy skills

Ageing and Literacy Skills: Evidence from Canada, Norway and the United States – IZA Discussion Paper No. 6424 (2012)

In this paper, the authors examine the relationship between age and basic literacy skills in Canada, Norway, and the United States, using data from the 1994 International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) and the 2003 International Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey (IALSS).

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2014-04-11

Reception Services for Individuals With Limited Literacy Skills (2013)

Reference Document

This guide was developed for support staff and other professionals who are the first people adult learners encounter when they enrol in adult education or vocational training centres in Quebec. It presents methods and strategies for working with individuals with limited literacy skills.

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2014-01-17

Words of Promise: Voluntary Organizations' Experiences with Literacy (1991)

In 1990, to mark International Literacy Year, Multiculturalism and Citizenship Canada invited voluntary organizations to look at the literacy needs of the people who use their services.

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2013-08-12

Earnings differences between immigrants and the Canadian-born – The role of literacy skills (2009)

Education Matters: Insights on Education, Learning and Training in Canada, March 2009, Vol 5 No. 5

This Statistics Canada article looks at why immigrants typically earn less than Canadian-born workers with the same amount of education and work experience. The authors use data from the Canadian component of the International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey (IALSS) to measure the literacy skills of immigrants and the Canadian-born, and to relate these to earnings outcomes.

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2013-06-05

How parents foster early literacy (2006)

Lessons in Learning – February 1, 2006

Current and emerging research is creating a greater understanding of the importance of the preschool years for early language and literacy development, the authors of this paper note. Society is beginning to learn which activities, tools, or programs can be used in the home or in child-care centres to give young children an advantage as they move into literacy.

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2013-04-19

First language not necessarily linked to reading proficiency (2006)

Lessons in Learning – May 12, 2006

In this paper, the authors examine recent research findings to determine whether a lack of oral proficiency is the main impediment to successful literacy learning for young English as a Second Language (ESL) students in Canadian schools.

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2013-03-25

Geographical distribution of Adult Literacy Skills in Canada based on local area estimates (2007)

This report provides maps of adult literacy skills for each of Canada’s provinces and territories and for its three largest cities, based on data from the 2001 Canadian Census, and from the 2003 International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey (IALSS), conducted by Statistics Canada and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

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2013-03-08

Final Report on Adults with Literacy Challenges and Adult Immigrants and Refugees (2007)

This document grew out of a Health and Learning Knowledge Centre (HLKC) consultation organized by the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL) in Vancouver, British Columbia, in 2005. The meeting saw the establishment of working groups to concentrate on health-related issues for identified priority groups, including adults with low literacy skills and immigrants and refugees.

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2013-03-04

Plain Language Summaries: Literacy Skills, Occupational Assignment and the Returns to Over- and Under-Education (2008)

This paper is part of a series of summaries that explain, in straightforward language, a number of online research documents from Statistics Canada. It is part of a project carried out by the National Adult Literacy Database (NALD), with funding from the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL).

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2012-10-15

From Books as Coasters to Bedtime Stories: Family Literacy in Alberta's Next Generation (2006)

This report summarizes the findings from a study of family literacy in the workplace. The goals of the study were to identify current family literacy practices and the implication for Alberta’s next generation, and to understand the human stories behind statistical data on literacy.

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2012-10-04

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