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Adult literacy and economic growth (2004)

This paper looks at whether an increase in the basic literacy skills of adults would have a positive effect on the New Zealand economy. It finds good evidence for the benefits of literacy: studies
consistently find that adults with better literacy skills are more likely to be employed, and to earn more, than those with poorer literacy skills, even when taking account of other factors which affect work performance.

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2006-04-11

Study Reveals Cracks in Canada's Literacy Foundation: Community says politics must not stand in the way of progress - comments by MCL (2005)

This press release from the Movement for Canadian Literacy regarding the 2003 International Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey (IALLSS) which reveals serious cracks in Canada's literacy foundation with as many as 4 in 10 Canadian adults below the skill level considered necessary to thrive in today's knowledge society.

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2006-03-30

Some Preliminary Comments on the 2003 International Adult Literacy and Lifeskills (ALL) Survey (2005)

Thomas Sticht, an International Consultant in Adult Education, offers comments on the 2003 International Adult Literacy and Life Skills (ALL) Survey.

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2006-03-30

Quality Storytents (2006)

A Resource for Family, Early Childhood and Community Literacy Workers

The Quality Storytent Program is a means of providing literacy access and support where these might not otherwise appear.

The document includes the following:
1- An introduction to storytent
2- The philosophy behind it
3- How to plan for one
4- How to deliver a Quality storytent
5- Special challenges
6- References and indexes.

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2006-03-17

Women with Disabilities and Adaptive Technology (2005)

Summary Report

This summary report is about the life experiences of women with disabilities.

The project looked at women's experiences with unemployment, underemployment, employment and Adaptive Technology.

Adaptive technology is whatever equipment, hardware or software it takes for any person to use a computer.

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2006-03-14

Women with Disabilities and Adaptive Technology (2005)

Summary Report - Plain Language

This report, written in plain language, is about the life experiences of women with disabilities.

The project looked at women's experiences with unemployment, underemployment, employment and Adaptive Technology.

Adaptive technology is whatever equipment, hardware or software it takes for any person to use a computer.

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2006-03-14

Hunting/Fishing or Recreation Guide Demonstration - LBS Level 2/3 (2005)

The Hunting/Fishing or Recreation Guide Demonstration - LBS Level 2/3 booklet gives learners and instructors information on a career as a hunting/fishing or recreation guide.

It includes essential core skills chart, role-play exercises and answer keys, demonstration scenario and other useful information.

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2006-03-10

Laundromat Operator Demonstration - LBS Level 4 (2005)

The Laundromat Operator Demonstration - LBS Level 4 booklet gives learners and instructors information on a career as a laundromat operator.

It includes essential core skills chart, demonstrations, resources and other useful information.

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2006-03-10

Pet Groomer Demonstration - LBS Level 3/4 (2005)

The Pet Groomer Demonstration - LBS Level 3/4 booklet gives learners and instructors information on a career as a pet groomer.

It includes essential core skills chart, exercises and answer keys, demonstration overview, practitioner instructions and other useful information.

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2006-03-10

Taxi Driver Demonstration - LBS Level 3 (2005)

The Taxi Driver Demonstration - LBS Level 3 booklet gives learners and instructors information on a career as a taxi driver.

It includes essential core skills chart, exercises and answer keys, suggested learning activities and other useful information.

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