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The Leisurely Pursuit of Reading (1997)

This article briefly describes the reading habits of Canadian adults outside the workplace.

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1997-01-01

Working in Concert (1996)

Federal, Provincial and Territorial Actions in Support of Literacy in Canada

This document provides a snapshot of literacy programs and activities in Canada for 1995 - 96. It is intended to aid many in understanding the scope and variety of literacy programs and services available throughout Canada. It further provides insight into the commitment of governments, service providers and volunteers in helping others to acquire and advance their literacy skills.

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1996-01-01

Tough Challenges: Great Rewards - A Strategy for Adult Literacy/Education (1996)

Prepared by the members of the Adult Literacy/Education Steering Committee under the direction of The Office of Higher Education, Training and Adult Learning of Prince Edward Island
This report was presented to The Office of Higher Education, Training and Adult Learning as part of a proposed strategy in Prince Edward Island which is designed to:

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1996-01-01

Technology and Literacy Report (1996)

The Technology and Literacy Survey was undertaken in January, 1996 by the Provincial Literacy Coordinators of the Department of Advanced Education and Labour with the assistance of the Literacy Coordinators of the New Brunswick Community Colleges.

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1996-01-01

The Marginally Literate Workforce (1996)

This article briefly profiles the significant minority of Canadian workers who possess only Level 1 or 2 literacy skills, as determined by the International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS). Since useful questions may be raised by studying the literacy skills of foreign workforces, this article also looks at workers in the United States, our largest trading partner and primary competitor, and Germany, the principal economic power in Europe.

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1996-01-01

Workshops on Literacy, Economy and Society (1996)

On September 3rd and 4th, 1996, WWESTNET hosted the first of two workshops in Calgary, which addressed the International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) and its Canadian component. The purpose of the bottom line on basics: A Workshop on Literacy, Economy and Society was twofold. The first goal was to bring together western and northern Canadian literacy and language umbrella groups to identify and examine relevant issues raised by the studies.

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1996-01-01

Literacy: Does Language Make a Difference? (1996)

According to the 1994 international Adult Literacy Survey (IALS), literacy skills differ considerably between Canada's two official language groups. People whose mother tongue is English generally have higher scores on literacy tests than those whose mother tongue is French. In fact, the disparities are large: two to three times as many anglophones as francophones scored at the highest skill levels.

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1996-01-01

Backgrounder on the International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) (1996)

Reading the Future: A Portrait of Literacy In Canada

This document presents an overview of Canada's involvement in the 1994 International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS). Survey goals, key findings, and implications of the results are briefly described. Included are definitions and sample questions from the survey that explain the levels and categories of literacy measured by IALS.

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1996-01-01

Adult Literacy in America (1993)

This report provides a first look at the results of the National Adult Literacy Survey, including the most detailed portrait that has ever been available on the condition of literacy in the US.

Conducted in 1992, the National Adult Literacy Survey (NALS) assessed adults on three different literacy skills (prose, document, and quantitative) using tasks that represented a broad range of literacy demands encountered in daily life.

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1993-01-01

Canadian Adult Basic Education and Literacy Activities (1976)

A Digest

This is the digest of a project undertaken for World Literacy of Canada from June 1975 to June 1976 to survey the Canadian literacy scene. Details of the full report of the project are given on the last page.

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