Research projects

The Electronic Learning Record: Assessment and Management of Skills and Knowledge (2000)

Research Report

This document reports the results of a research project undertaken by Dr. Kathryn Barker of FuturEd for Literacy BC and the National Literacy Secretariat on the concept of an electronic learning record or portfolio. An electronic learning record is a digitally generated and stored inventory of the skills and knowledge acquired by an individual during their lifetime through either formal or informal learning.

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2007-10-22

The Electronic Learning Record: Assessment and Management of Skills and Knowledge (1999)

A Literature Review

This literature review is part of ongoing work by FuturEd, a BC education and training consulting firm, on the concept of an electronic learning record or portfolio. An electronic learning record is a digitally generated and stored inventory of the skills and knowledge an individual acquires during his or her lifetime through formal and informal learning.

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2007-10-22

Tapping the Potential: A Statistical Profile of Ottawa's Immigrant Workforce (2003)

Background report for Joint Project on Integrating Foreign Trained Workers into the Labour Market

Immigrants make up a significant and growing share of Ottawa's workforce. Each year, thousands of highly educated professionals make Ottawa their home. Unfortunately, many of these newcomers face a difficult and lengthy transition into careers and positions commensurate with their education and skills. For some, the transition never happens.

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2007-05-28

Moving Forward (2004)

A Strategy for the Integration of Internationally Trained Workers in Ottawa

This project was funded under the umbrella of the Voluntary Sector Initiative by the former Human Resource Development Canada.

The specific objectives of the project were:

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2007-05-25

Case Studies in Adjustment to Environmental Change (1996)

This document is a companion to Greening Productivity: The Final Report of the CLMPC Task Force on Adjusting to Environmental Change and provides detailed descriptions of the cases referred to in that document. This compilation of case study research is intended to be of use to practitioners of environmental change by providing examples of good practices that have occurred at the workplace and sector levels.

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2007-04-10

Policy Internships and Fellowships (2003)

Bringing the Policy Dialogue Between Voluntary Organizations and the Federal Government

This is a report on a pilot program initiated by the Capacity Joint Table of the Voluntary Sector Initiative, namely the Policy Internships and Fellowships (PIAF) Pilot Program.

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2007-04-10

Impact Study: Essential Skills and Food Sanitation and Hygiene Training - Final Report (2004)

The goals of the Essential Skills and Food Sanitation and Hygiene Training Impact Study were to research the correlation between food safety training and essential skills and to lay the foundation for the development of user-friendly, practical training materials for food safety certification.

This Final Report outlines the research undertaken and the recommendations put forward by the project partners.

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2006-09-15

2005 National Summer Institute (2005)

Working Together on Literacy and Health Research - Final Report

This is the Final Report for a National Summer Institute held in Vancouver, BC in July 2005 regarding Literacy and Health Research. Included are key strategic directions for future research around literacy and health issues.

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2006-08-15

Reading for Working (1975)

A Functional Literacy Anthology

A compilation of research on job-related literacy conducted by the Human Resources Research Organization.

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2006-05-03

The Challenge to Create a Safer Learning Environment for Youth (2004)

The author sought to learn more about how violence affects learning by interviewing young people who are currently struggling with learning, either within or outside the school system. She explored how responses to trauma support or limit learning possibilities by interviewing young people and professionals engaged in the school system and in other education for youth.

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2005-11-01

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