Public policy

Part 1: An Analysis of Adult Aboriginal Literacy Levels in the Northwest Territories [Video - 10:06] (2011)

Literacy Skill Requirements in the Northwest Territories and the Ability of Aboriginal Peoples to Compete

This video is the first section of a four-part presentation by T. Scott Murray on the results of an analysis, completed in 2010, of adult Aboriginal literacy levels in the Northwest Territories, and the effects of those levels on individuals, communities, and the nation. Murray is the president of DataAngel Policy Research, which collaborated with Bow Valley College in Calgary, Alberta, to produce the videos.

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2012-06-01

Changing our schools: Implementing successful educational reform (2009)

Lessons in Learning – January 15, 2009

Large-scale educational reform requires a significant investment of resources and, if unsuccessful, risks wasting students’ and teachers’ time. The authors of this paper look at previous attempts at educational reform in many countries and ask what lessons Canada can take from these efforts.

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2012-04-24

A community-based approach to health literacy using participatory research [Special issue on Health Literacy.] Adult Learning, 15 (1/2), 14-17 (2007)

This article describes how a university/community partnership produced a research project that identified what needed to be done to address health literacy needs among a largely rural population in northeastern Nova Scotia.

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2010-03-17

Submission to the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador's Department of Education (2008)

Strategic Adult Literacy Plan

This document is the submission that Literacy NL made to the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador regarding the province's Strategic Literacy Plan. In the 2007 provincial budget, $140,000 was allocated to update the provincial Strategic Literacy Plan. The intent of the submission was to provide direction from the literacy community that can speak to the foundations for a long-term strategy for literacy and learning in the province.

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2009-02-24

Literacy - more than words (2008)

Summary of Input on a Literacy Framework for Alberta

This document summarizes comments from over 500 individuals on a literacy framework for Alberta, provided during the Alberta Literacy Forum held in Edmonton in April 2008. The Forum was Alberta's contribution to the Council of Ministers of Education Canada's Pan-Canadian Interactive Literacy Forum. This report on the Forum is organized into the following sections:

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2008-12-04

Measuring and Monitoring Literacy: What the data imply for policy in Alberta (2008)

A PowerPoint Presentation

This resource is a powerpoint presentation of 76 slides by T. Scott Murray, Director, Learning Outcomes, of the UNESCO Institute of Statistics. In his presentation, Murray discusses the importance of skills and learning in terms of public policy, particularly in regards to the Province of Alberta.

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2008-09-10

Capital, Community and Jobs (1998)

Local Solutions for Financing Investments in a New Economy

In recent years, issues pertaining to access to capital for productive investment have risen steadily on Canada’s public policy agenda. They have also emerged more prominently as concerns of Canadian business and labour, the two constituencies of the Canadian Labour Market and Productivity Centre (CLMPC). An important new focus for the CLMPC is a current trend towards localized financial innovations in all parts of the country.

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2007-10-25

What counts as literacy work? (2004)

This document appears as an article in the spring 2004 issue of the journal Literacies. It is an excerpt adapted from "Adult Literacy Policy: Mind the Gap" by Nancy Jackson, which is included in the Klewer Handbook of Educational Policy (N. Bascia, A. Cumming, A. Datnow, K. Leithwood and D. Livingstone (eds.).

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2007-10-02

The Role and Performance of Labour-sponsored Investment Funds in the Canadian Economy (1995)

An Institutional Profile

This research report was prepared to assist the Canadian Labour Market and Productivity Centre's (CLMPC) Task Force on Access to Capital, which has examined issues pertaining to the financing of Canadian high value - added investment. CLMPC research into labour-sponsored investment funds reflects original, detailed study of these relatively new actors in Canada's financial system.

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2007-08-28

Skills and Skills Shortages (2006)

The Views of Business, Labour, and Public Sector Leaders in Canada

Reflecting their concern about the skills challenges facing Canada, the Canadian Labour and Business Centre’s Board of Directors sought funding from Human Resources and Social Development Canada for a Workplace Partners Panel (WPP) initiative that would allow business and labour to take a lead role in examining the skills shortages and demographic issues, identifying their key features, and proposing directions for governments, business and la

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2007-06-27

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