Public policy

Plain Language Summaries: Schooling, Literacy and Individual Earnings (2008)

This paper is one in a series providing plain-language summaries of a number of 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).

The focus of this summary is a study that looked at the International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) as a tool to help explain labour market outcomes.

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2013-01-02

Plain Language Summaries: Catching Up With The Swedes - Probing the Canada-Sweden Literacy Gap (2007)

This brief document summarizes a Statistics Canada study that attempted to determine why the incidence of low literacy is much higher in Canada that it is in Sweden.

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2012-12-17

Plain Language Summaries: Literacy scores, human capital and growth across fourteen OECD countries (2008)

This brief document offers a summary of a study that used data from the 1994 International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) as the basis for measuring the quality of the investment in education within an analysis of economic growth for 14 countries that are members of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

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2012-12-03

Plain Language Summaries: Adult Education in North America - International Perspectives (2007)

This paper is one in a series of documents providing plain-language summaries of 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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2012-11-26

Plain Language Summaries: Literacy Skills for the Knowledge Society - Further Results from the International Adult Literacy Survey (2007)

This document offers a straightforward summary of the second in a series of three reports on the results of the International Adult Literacy Survey or IALS, which began in 1994. The report was published by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and Statistics Canada in 1997.

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2012-10-29

Fact Sheet – Disabilities (2010)

This fact sheet draws on information from a variety of sources to provide a look at the nature of disabilities; the supports available in Alberta for people with disabilities; and the areas for improvement in policy related to those with disabilities.

The authors note that “disabilities” is an umbrella term, covering a variety of impairments, limitations on activity, and restrictions on participation.

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2012-09-28

Plain Language Summaries: Benchmarking Adult Literacy in North America: An International Comparative Study (2007)

This document is one of a series prepared as part of a National Adult Literacy Database (NALD) project, funded by the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL), aimed helping users quickly identify the usefulness of online research documents from Statistics Canada.

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2012-09-21

Stronger Together: Toward More Literate Communities (2012)

This report presents the findings of a project undertaken to identify gaps and opportunities for a more coordinated and integrated policy mandate for family literacy in Ontario, and to identify promising approaches to an integrated family literacy system. The project was carried out by Essential Skills Ontario, formerly known as Ontario Literacy Coalition.

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2012-07-23

The Longitudinal Study of Adult Learning: Challenging Assumptions (2012)

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This document offers a brief account of a study, carried out between 1998 and 2007, of 1,000 high school dropouts in the Portland, Oregon, area of the United States.

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2012-07-10

An Analysis of Adult Aboriginal Literacy Levels in Canada – How we think about skills and how skills relate to policy – Part 2 [Video – 14:08 (2011)

This is the second of four sections of a video presentation by T. Scott Murray, president of DataAngel Policy Research, which collaborated with Bow Valley College in Calgary, Alberta, to produce the series.

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2012-06-06

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