Research

Youth Literacy Project - Phase II (2001)

Low literacy youth are a segment of the population in Ontario that is often neglected. The purpose of this research to investigate the reasons for youth nonparticipation in northeastern Ontario's existing Adult Basic Education programs, by attempting to get out-of-school youth involved in deciding what they feel would best meet their educational needs.

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2009-08-05

Filling The Gap: Building communities to support the aspiring apprentice (2008)

This research report aims to provide valuable insights for the Literacy and Basic Skills program (LBS). These tools and insights are meant for managers and instructors in community agencies across Ontario who wish to develop programming that will allow their learners to explore and prepare for apprenticeship in ways that are relevant and effective.

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2009-07-22

Post-secondary Education in Canada: Meeting our needs? (2009)

As the world struggles with the uncertainty of a major economic downturn, the need to ensure that Canadians have the right skills and knowledge for a sustainable economy is suddenly crucial. Post-secondary education (PSE) plays a key role in developing people’s potential and cultivating Canada’s human infrastructure.

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2009-07-22

State of the Field Review of Adult Learning Research: a report on the theme areas (2006)

This research review includes reports on seven theme areas of adult learning: literacy, culture, e-learning, gender, barriers and access, learning communities, and social movements. The document presents the common findings across the seven theme areas, an analysis of gaps in the existing research and recommendations for promising programs of inquiry.

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2009-07-16

Twelve Years of French-Language Adult Literacy Research in Canada: 1994-2005 (2009)

The years from 1994 to 2005 were marked by International Literacy Year, declared by UNESCO in 1990. Although numerous groups from community and educational settings had already conducted research in the field of literacy and

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2009-07-15

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

Getting Online: The GO Project (2008)

A Research Report on Online Learning for Canadian Literacy Practitioners

This document outlines national project designed to research trends, technologies, and promising practices in online and distance learning in the field of literacy in Canada. The project includes A Research Report on Online Learning for Canadian Literacy Practitioners, a Promising Practices manual, an online course, and self-directed training modules on the GO website.

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2009-07-03

Ready or Not... Perspectives on Literacy and Essential Skills in this Economic Downturn (2009)

A Canadian Baseline Study

In March 2009, MCL commissioned Resources for Results, a private research and evaluation firm, to conduct a baseline study to explore the effects of the recent economic downturn on literacy and essential skills programs across Canada.

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2009-07-03

Report on the 2008 National Symposium - Community Sustainability: Toward a culture of adult learning in Canada (2008)

The Adult Learning Knowledge Centre (AdLKC) is an initiative of the Canadian Council on Learning, a national independent, not-for-profit organization funded through an agreement with Human Resources and Skills Development Canada. Community Sustainability and Learning was the theme of AdLKC’s third national symposium, held June 23-25, 2008, in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

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2009-07-03

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

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