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Enhancing the Basic Learning Skills of Older Nova Scotians (2003)

Context and Strategies

This publication provides background information and statistics about older adults living in Nova Scotia, gives an overview of learning in later life, identifies the barriers to learning, and suggests strategies to overcome them. It also includes a list of the resources in a related document, Enhancing the Basic Learning Skills of Older Nova Scotians—A Resource Kit, and many other resources available to support older adult learning.

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2004-06-18

Moving the Mountain - Part Two (2004)

Breakfast of Champions - What a Nation can do ...

This is a presentation given by the author at a conference in British Columbia. The author, Deputy Director, Standards and Achievement and Acting Director, Adult Basic Skills Strategy Unit, Department for Education and Skills in the U.K. Government, gives an overview of the U.K. Government's strategy for improving adult literacy and numeracy skills.

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2004-05-26

The Effects of Disabilities on Literacy Skills (1999)

This study uses the International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) to provide an initial exploration of the literacy skills of individuals with disabilities. One of the motivations of the study is to see if disabilities have a negative impact on literacy skills, thus introducing an additional barrier to employability.

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2004-04-02

Adult Basic Education: Whose Responsibility? (1986)

Women's Education Des Femmes, Fall, Vol. 5, No. 1

This article discusses the great need for Adult Basic Education (A.B.E.), which is intended to include education for adults who have not completed high school. It also poses questions about what agencies are and/or should be responsible for providing ABE programs across Canada. The author maintains that a united Federal/Provincial effort is needed to provide Adult Basic Education to all who need it.

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2003-10-22

Women's Learning Needs Survey (1984)

This document is an analysis of a survey of 183 women from rural Nova Scotia, conducted in order to assess the learning needs of Nova Scotian women. The group of women surveyed embraced all ages, incomes and educational levels. The design of the questionnaire for the survey was intended to determine attitudes to the learning experience in its broadest sense, and also evaluate present and projected learning activities.

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2003-10-21

An Overview of Women Students in the Postsecondary System in Canada (1982)

In spite of the advanced education levels of Canadian women, they still, on average, only earn 60% of what men earn and most of the 40% differential cannot be accounted for by differences in seniority, experience or qualifications. It can only be accounted for then, by systemic sex discrimination, which creates occupational segregation and pays women less for work that is of equal value to that done by men.

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2003-10-20

The National Training Act: Its Impact On Women (1984)

CCLOW is intensely interested in the National Training Act. Since its conception through to its implementation, we have carefully monitored its development and assessed its impact on women.

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2003-10-17

Discovering the Strength of Our Voices (1991)

Women and Literacy Programs

This report discusses a research project undertaken to:
• examine how gender and the power balance of the male/female relationship affect women's access to, and experience of, literacy programs and how it affects the impact of literacy programs on women
• determine how literacy programs and literacy practice might be changed to better respond to the reality of the lives of adult women learners, and

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2003-10-07

Decade of Promise (1986)

An Assessment of Canadian Women's Status in Education, Training and Employment, 1976 – 1985

This research study serves to determine, from a statistical and analytical perspective, the impact of the United Nations Decade for Women (1976-1985) on women in Canada; whether Canadian women made any progress in three areas: Education, Training and Employment.

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2003-10-07

Federal Accountability System Fuels the Decline of the Adult Education & Literacy System of the United States (2003)

This is a research note based on a report released by the U.S. Department of Education: "Adult Education and Family Literacy Act, Report to Congress on State Performance, Program Year 2000-2001".

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2003-08-07

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