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LifeLong Learning in Western Quebec - Success Stories (1998)

From Literacy and Beyond

The purpose of this study was to interview former Adult Education students who received English Literacy training in Western Quebec as to the influences the Literacy programs in which they were enrolled had on their lives.

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2003-06-09

Adult Illiteracy in Canada - A Challenge (1983)

This landmark study of the early 1980s provides a useful glimpse of the "state of the art" at that time. This publication addresses issues facing a substantial number of Canadians, the illiterate and the seriously-undereducated.

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2003-06-03

Opening the Doors to Lifelong Learning:Empowering Undereducated Adults (1989)

This report provides an extensive analysis of the adult literacy issue in B.C. and presents the details of the strategy to address the need. It recommends, among other things, that government investment in adult literacy should be increased by 100% for 1990-91 and in lesser amounts for the four following years, and that government should signify its long term commitment by confirming adult literacy as a policy priority.

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2003-02-10

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

Opening Minds Behind Closed Doors (1992)

Literacy in B.C. Corrections

This project was designed to determine the experiences of offenders in adult correctional facilities in the province in relation to their literacy needs, and to discover where and how those needs were being met. The author also makes recommendations for future action in relation to literacy programs.

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2002-08-28

The Reluctant Learner (1990)

Research Report on Nonparticipation and Dropout in Literacy Programs in British Columbia

The aim of this project was to explore the reasons why individuals in British Columbia chose not to participate in Adult Basic Education Literacy programs, or why they dropped out. This report reviews the literature on related topics; outlines the procedures followed by the writer to obtain some answers to the problems in the British Columbian context; presents the findings; and discusses the results.

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2002-08-01

Encouraging Adults to Acquire Literacy Skills (1990)

This resource includes the following:
- Information on who are the low-literate adults?
- What is literacy and why is it important in our society?
- Why do low-literate adults not participate in programs?
- What participants say about coming to adult basic literacy programs?
- And what about dropouts?
- Learner recruitment and retention
- Useful resources

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2002-07-29

The Big Picture Up Close (2002)

Outcomes of a Province-Wide Consultation

This document outlines a province-wide consultation process that took place throughout British Columbia from September, 2000 to August, 2001. It is a comprehensive sense of what British Columbians thought and believed about “literacy and lifelong learning”.

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2002-07-11

Literacy, Numeracy and Labour Market Outcomes in Canada (2001)

This study uses Canadian data from the International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) to investigate the relationship between labour market success and literacy skills, specifically prose literacy, document literacy and quantitative literacy or numeracy. Earnings is the most commonly used and widely accepted measure of labour market success.

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2001-01-01

The Economic Value of Volunteers in Community Literacy Agencies in Ontario (1998)

Community Literacy of Ontario has just released the findings of this project. Research was conducted through surveys and focus groups with volunteers in Anglophone community literacy agencies in Ontario.

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2000-09-15

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