Numeracy

The Components of Numeracy (2006)

As the quantitative and technical aspects of life become more important, adults require higher levels of numeracy to function effectively. In order to achieve these higher levels, numeracy instruction in adult basic education programs needs to be improved and expanded.

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2008-05-02

Workplace Learning (2007)

Understanding Return on Investment to Training & Other Business Results

This document includes the following articles:
- It's the Talent, Stupid
- Employee Training Delivers Results
- Investment in Apprenticeship Nets Positive Return for Employers
- How to Measure Training ROI
- A New Frontier for Workplace Literacy

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2007-12-07

Literacy Matters: A Call For Action (2007)

Of all the issues that Canadians are concerned about – the environment, health care and the war against terrorism – literacy is never identified as a pressing problem. However, many Canadians lack the necessary literacy skills to succeed in today’s economy: a situation that is eroding their standard of living.

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2007-10-11

Making Math Concrete (and Iron, and Plastic) (2005)

Numeracy and construction trades

Making Math Concrete (and Iron, and Plastic) is an article that appears in the spring 2005 issue of the journal "Literacies." In this article, "Literacies" interviews Sue Grecki, a workplace educator with the BC Construction Industry Skills Improvement Council (SkillPlan), who is involved in a numeracy research project with the University of British Columbia.

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2007-10-02

Tools For The Trade - Numeracy (2003)

“Tools For The Trade – Numeracy” has been developed to help learners prepare for the workplace. The activities in every module have been developed using actual documents and scenarios contributed by local businesses and organizations. Learners will get hands-on experience with numerical calculations similar to what they may find in the workplace. The documents were collected from businesses and organizations that hire entry level workers.

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2007-07-06

Tools For The Trade (2002)

Document Use and Reading

This resource was developed to help learners prepare for the workplace. Using actual examples from local businesses or organizations, we have developed questions and activities that will give learners hands-on experience with communication systems similar to what they may find in a workplace.

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2007-07-06

Adult Literacy in Ontario (1998)

The International Adult Literacy Survey Results

In 1990, Statistics Canada released the results of the Survey of Literacy Skills Used in Daily Activities (LSUDA), a 1989 Canada-wide survey of the reading skills of adults. In 1992, the then Ontario Ministry of Education reported on the LSUDA results for Ontario (Stan Jones, Survey of Adult Literacy in Ontario).

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2007-05-11

Submission by the Canadian Labour and Business Centre to the Innovation Engagement Strategy (2002)

The submission was made by The Canadian Labour and Business Centre (CLBC) for the Innovation Engagement Strategy, includes:

- Introduction
- Six discussion questions:
- Targets
- Major challenges
- Government of Canada priorities
- Innovation vision
- Commitments, actions and time lines
- National issues

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2007-05-09

Nova Scotia TriPartite Forum Proceedings - July 2005 (2005)

On July 5, 2005, the Nova Scotia Department of Environment and Labour convened a Tripartite Forum on labour/management relations in the province. The Canadian Labour and Business Centre was asked to help to organize and facilitate the Forum.

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2007-05-09

Integrated Literacy Works! (2007)

Making Workforce Development Efficient and Effective in Industrialized Nations

In this article, author Thomas Sticht makes a case for using an "integrated literacy education" approach to deal with

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2007-02-12

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