Quality of life

Better Skills, Better Jobs, Better Lives: A Strategic Approach to Skills Policies - Building the right skills and turning them into better jobs and better lives (2012)

This document is housed on the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) server.

The authors point out that skills have become the global currency of the 21st century. Without proper investment in skills, people languish on the margins of society; technological progress does not translate into economic growth; and countries can no longer compete in an increasingly knowledge-based global society.

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2012-10-16

Toward a "whole life" approach (2007)

A guide to learning disabilities resources for adult literacy educators

This reference guide is written for adult literacy educators looking for resources to support their practice in the area of learning disabilities(LD). The authors treat learning disabilities as a “whole life” issue that shapes not only literacy and learning, but also people’s self-esteem, family and work life.

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2008-02-29

Essential Skills & The Northern Oil and Gas Workforce (2005)

The focus of Essential Skills and the Northern Oil and Gas Workforce was on effective training with a particular emphasis on the role of essential skills enhancement in the development of the northern workforce. It was hoped that this conference would help to raise awareness of essential skills and provide a jumping off point for increased essential skills integration in education and workplace training programs.

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2006-05-05

Literacy and Poverty (2000)

The Literacy is for Life Fact Sheet series is a series of two-pager highlights on literacy and related topics.

This Fact Sheet highlights Literacy and Poverty and how Canada's high rate of illiteracy/undereducation is not simply an education problem. It is a symptom of deep and widespread social inequality created, in large part, by poverty.

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2004-11-04

Literacy and Libraries (2000)

The Literacy is for Life Fact Sheet series is a series of two-pager highlights on literacy and related topics.

This Fact Sheet highlights Literacy and Libraries and the roles libraries play in increasing the literacy levels of Canadians.

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2004-11-04

Literacy and Learning Disabilities (2000)

The Literacy is for Life Fact Sheet series is a series of two-pager highlights on literacy and related topics.

This Fact Sheet highlights Literacy and Learning Disabilities. Learning disabilities affect at least 10% of Canadians. More than 80% of these experience difficulty in learning to read. Studies show that literacy is a key determinant of health.

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2004-11-04

Literacy and Health (2002)

The Literacy is for Life Fact Sheet series is a series of two-pager highlights on literacy and related topics.

This Fact Sheet highlights Literacy and Health. Studies show that literacy is a key determinant of health.

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2004-11-04

Literacy and the Workforce (2000)

The Literacy is for Life Fact Sheet series is a series of two-pager highlights on literacy and related topics.

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2004-11-04

Literacy and Older Adults (2000)

The Literacy is for Life Fact Sheet series is a series of two-pager highlights on literacy and related topics.

This Fact Sheet highlights Literacy and Older Adults and how the older a person is, the less likely her or she is to have the literacy skills needed for everyday life in Canada.

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2004-11-04

Literacy and Families (2000)

The Literacy is for Life Fact Sheet series is a series of two-pager highlights on literacy and related topics.

This Fact Sheet highlights Literacy and Families. Literacy supports healthy family development and vice versa.

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2004-11-04

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