Research reports

Family Literacy in Ontario - The State of Family Literacy Programming (2006)

Executive Summary of a Provincial Survey

Using focus groups and a province-wide survey of more than 100 family literacy practitioners, this study takes a snapshot of family literacy activity in Ontario. The study is designed to identify issues and gaps in the current family literacy infrastructure and to identify effective and sustainable options for family literacy delivery.

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2008-03-03

Literacy and Digital Technologies: Linkages and Outcomes (2005)

This paper investigates relationships between adult literacy skills and use of information and communications technologies (ICTs). The authors use data from the 2003 Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey, which includes information for Canada, its provinces and territories, as well as five other countries thus allowing for international and inter-provincial comparisons.

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2008-02-27

For My Child - Phase 2: Cohorts 2 and 3 (2006)

A Study of the Impact of French-Language Family Literacy Programs on Francophone Families in Linguistic Minority Settings in Ontario

To better equip Francophone parents to act as their children’s first teachers and to support them in this role, a number of French-language literacy centres have provided family literacy programs in several Francophone communities in Ontario. This document presents the results of a research study that evaluates the impact of family literacy programs on Francophone parents and children in Ontario.

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2008-02-21

For My Child - Phase 1: Cohort 1 (2005)

A Study of the Impact of French-Language Family Literacy Programs on Francophone Families in Linguistic Minority Settings in Ontario

To better equip Francophone parents to act as their children’s first teachers and to support them in this role, a number of French-language literacy centres have provided family literacy programs in several Francophone communities in Ontario. This document presents the results of a research study that evaluates the impact of family literacy programs on Francophone parents and children in Ontario.

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2008-02-21

It Takes a Village to Raise a Reader (2005)

Building Literacy Across Generations

For over ten years, Project L.O.V.E. (Let Older Volunteers Educate) has brought together senior volunteers and elementary grade students in Prince Edward Island schools for the purpose of reading books and enjoying a shared literacy experience. In this research report, the authors examine the impact of Project L.O.V.E. on elementary children’s literacy development in Prince Edward Island.

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2008-02-05

Accessing and Completing Apprenticeship Training in Canada (2004)

Perceptions of Barriers: A consultation report

This report presents the findings of a research study commissioned by the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CFA). The CFA is a multi-partite organization comprised of business, labour, government, educators and other groups that promotes apprenticeship as an effective training and education system and provides a mechanism for key stakeholders to support apprenticeship-delivery systems across Canada.

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2008-01-31

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

Workplace Partners Panel – Atlantic Provinces Task Force: What we Heard (2006)

Summary of Key Findings for the province of Prince Edward Island

This report synthesizes the key findings from the Prince Edward Island deliberative dialogue, which was held in Charlottetown, on April 27, 2006. This report is one of the inputs that the Atlantic Provinces Task Force (APTF) Prince Edward Island representatives used to develop their thinking on approaches to address the over-arching challenge of skills needs in the context of an aging workforce.

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2007-07-11

Workplace Partners Panel – Atlantic Provinces Task Force: What we Heard (2006)

Summary of Key Findings for the province of Nova Scotia

This report synthesizes the key findings from the Nova Scotia deliberative dialogue, which was held in Halifax, on April 18, 2006. This report is one of the inputs that the Atlantic Provinces Task Force (APTF) Nova Scotia representatives used to develop their thinking on approaches to address the over-arching challenge of skills needs in the context of an aging workforce.

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2007-07-11

Workplace Partners Panel – Atlantic Provinces Task Force: What we Heard (2006)

Summary of Key Findings for the province of New Brunswick

This report synthesizes the key findings from the New Brunswick deliberative dialogue, which was held in Moncton, on April 25, 2006. This report is one of the inputs that the Workplace Partners Panel, New Brunswick Task Force members are using to develop their thinking on approaches to address the over-arching challenge of skills needs in the context of an aging workforce.

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2007-07-04

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