Research reports

Riding the Technology Wave (2000)

Experiences of adult literacy students and teachers in Ontario

This study looked at students’ and teachers’ perspectives on the effectiveness of computer technology in teaching basic literacy skills.

The study looked at four specific issues: the extent to which literacy students and teachers used computers and the Internet; how students and teachers responded to computer technology; whether they found it useful for reading, writing and math; and the benefits and challenges they saw.

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2010-12-07

Accountability in Adult Literacy: Voices from the field (2008)

To understand and describe the state of a field, researchers traditionally carry out a literature review. This approach is widely accepted as a way to summarize what is known in the field. With Connecting the Dots: Improving Accountability in the Adult Literacy Field in Canada the authors knew they needed to do that. But more was needed.

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2009-07-07

Workplace Learning - Bridging Employer and Employee Needs in BC's Capital Region - Phase 1: Report (2009)

The READ Society’s Workplace Learning project, Phase 1, sought to explore and understand the issues that employers in British Columbia's Capital Region were having regarding hiring, retaining and promoting employees with lower literacy skills.

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2009-06-26

Building Momentum and Finding Champions for Workplace Literacy in Ontario (2002)

Field Report

This is a field report of a project on workplace literacy in Ontario. This project had four main goals:
1- Conduct a literature review;
2 - Identify the current level of awareness and commitment to workplace/workforce literacy among human resource professionals in Ontario;
3 - Establish a baseline measure to gauge the impact of a social marketing strategy for workplace literacy;

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2009-02-09

Literacy and the 40+ Worker (2002)

Research Project - Final Report

This is a report on a six-month research project that was conducted in the Niagara region of Ontario to determine the literacy needs specific to the over-40 job seeker in this community that must be addressed to remove them as barriers to employability and employment. The co-relationship between increasing age and lower level of literacy skill is well documented.

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2009-01-08

Workplace Educator Professional Development (2002)

Literature Review & Field Interview Report

The research presented in this report is part of the Ontario Literacy Coalition’s project "Workplace Literacy Training." This research was conducted to provide background and an impetus for discussion about practitioner development in workplace education as Literacy and Basic Skills providers move forward to deliver LBS-like programs in the workplace in Ontario.

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2009-01-08

Workplace Basic Skills Training Impact Evaluation (2008)

Research Report For The Leonardo Da Vinci WoLLNET Project

This is the final research report by Marchmont Observatory, University of Exeter, as providers of expert research services for the Leonardo da Vinci WoLLNET project, funded under the new European Union Lifelong Learning Programme.

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2008-12-18

Adult Working Group's Cross-National Consultations on Health and Learning - Final Report on Adults with HIV / AIDS (2008)

The Adult Working Group is one of fifteen working groups within the Health and Learning Knowledge Centre (HLKC). The mandate of each working group is to build a knowledge agenda related to health and learning for the Canadian Council on Learning under whose auspices the HLKC was established. The Adult Working Group has focused its research on the health and learning of several different adult groups.

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2008-11-26

Adult Working Group's Cross-National Consultations on Health and Learning - Final Report on Adults Living in Rural and Remote Areas (2008)

The Adult Working Group is one of fifteen working groups within the Health and Learning Knowledge Centre (HLKC). The mandate of each working group is to build a knowledge agenda for the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL) under whose auspices the HLKC was established. The Adult Working Group has focused its research on the health and learning of several different adult groups.

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2008-11-24

Hand in Hand (2008)

Family literacy in a minority context

In 2003, the Coalition francophone pour l'alphabétisation et la formation de base en Ontario commissioned a research study, entitled "For My Child," to evaluate the impact of family literacy programs. The current report is an analysis of this research, which was conducted in the broader context of research on family literacy.

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