Social awareness

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

On the Job: Essential Skill of Working with Others (2006)

Working with Others deals with the extent to which employees work with others to carry out their tasks. Do they work cooperatively? Do they work alone? It does not include non-task related social behaviour that occurs in the workplace, such as small talk. That is not saying small talk is not important but rather that this definition is confined to work tasks.

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2009-06-30

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

One Woman's Courage (2005)

This book is intended for adults who already have acquired the reading skills and knowledge of a beginning and mid-stage one learner.

There are four chapters in this book:

Chapter 1 - Growing Up
Chapter 2 - Problems
Chapter 3 - What Should Beth Do?
Chapter 4 - Courage

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2005-11-30

Consultation on Workplace Literacy (1997)

A Report

This report attempts to capture the debate and discussion that took place on June 11 and 12, 1997 in Ottawa, on workplace literacy. The NLS is working with its partners to create significant projects that will make a difference in the area of workplace literacy. As a first step, they convened a meeting of their partners who have experience in the area of workplace literacy.

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2004-04-05

A Collaborative Response to the Green Paper on Social Security Reform (Report summary) (1995)

Women's Education des femmes, Spring 1995 - vol. 11 no. 3

This article is a summary of the recommendations from a brief prepared by CCLOW, Canadian Farm Women's Education Council, Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women, and National Organization of Immigrant and Visible Minority Women of Canada.

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2004-02-18

A Response to Challenges and Choices (1984)

This report was written in response to an interim report, a summation and analysis of the views of Canadians on the main issues facing the nation in the coming years, released by the Royal Commission on the Economic Union and Development Prospects for Canada.

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2003-10-20

A Collaborative Response to the Green Paper on Social Security Reform (1994)

from Four National Women's Groups December 9, 1994

As a nation, Canada faces critical decisions. A way must be found to ensure a sustainable level of social and economic development that respects the fundamental values and needs of Canadians, in a demanding world. If Canada's social and economic development is to survive the impact of globalization, a strengthened social security system is needed, as well as a comprehensive employment development strategy.

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2003-10-06

Mind Over Violence Everywhere (M.O.V.E.) (2002)

M.O.V.E. is both a practical tool and a social action model. It starts with a discussion among youth about
their personal issues of violence. The participants work their way through five modules of activities,
carried out over two days each.

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2003-04-03

Literacy is For Life: Strengthening Adult Literacy is Key to Canada's Economic and Social Prosperity (2001)

Submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance

Canada's economic and social prosperity depends on the strengths and skills of our citizens. To prosper in the new economy, we must develop policies that nurture these skills and we must create a culture that values life-long learning. A sound literacy foundation is key to achieving both of these goals.

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2002-08-01

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