Surveys

Adult Basic Education & College Preparatory Student Outcomes Project (1997)

1995 - 96 Report

Provides data about ABE students in British Columbia and the educational, social, and economic effects of ABE programs as reported by them. Includes statistical data about who the students are, why they enroll, what outcomes they expect, whether their goals are met, and the barriers they experienced. Third in a series of three reports.

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2000-09-11

Workforce Literacy in Canadian Municipalities: A Status Report in the Year 2000 (2000)

This report examines the status of workforce literacy programs in Canadian municipalities. A decade ago there were approximately eight municipalities that supported a policy/program on literacy for their employees. In the year 2000, approximately thirty municipal governments have either completed a program, currently have a program in place, or are considering implementing a literacy program in the immediate future.

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2000-08-10

From International Competitiveness to International Inequality (2000)

New Perspectives on Social Justice From the International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS)

This article discusses some of the implications of the report entitled "Benchmarking Adult Literacy in America: An International Comparative Study" by Albert Tuijnman of the Institute of International Education, Stockholm University

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2000-01-01

Millennium Project Final Document (2000)

The face of adult literacy has changed dramatically over the past 10 years. In addition to literacy/upgrading, programs are being called upon to offer employment development skills, family literacy, life skills training and various short courses. Practitioners are also expected to offer expanded needs assessments as well as counseling supports. Literacy has expanded to include the workplace and the family as well as the individual.

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2000-01-01

Volunteer Management Resource Guide For Literacy Programs (1997)

Volunteer management is a key component of community-based literacy programs. There were 9,600 volunteers in Anglophone community-based literacy programs in Ontario in 1995-1996 (6,900 tutors, 2,700 other volunteers). These volunteers were managed by a total of 344 paid staff. Program leaders need the skills and tools to effectively manage volunteers in today's rapidly changing environment.

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1999-11-29

Family and Community Literacy in the Community Academic Service Program (CASP) (1999)

This study examines the nature and effectiveness of a community-based literacy program in a Canadian province, specifically the Community Academic Services Program (CASP) of New Brunswick. It will look at this rurally-located literacy program and at the experiences of the learners and facilitators within the program.

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1999-01-01

The Reason I Joined this Program (1998)

Creating a Database of Learner Goals for Program Planning

This report helps you create a database of learner goals for program planning. It describes a project undertaken in North York to survey learners about their reasons for attending literacy programs. The data was entered into a database, where it was examined and grouped according to various criteria. The findings are presented, along with the complete texts of the learner's goal statements.

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1998-01-01

At Risk: A Socio-economic Analysis of Health and Literacy Among Seniors (1998)

More and more research demonstrates that social, demographic and economic factors and practices affect the health of a population. However, much less is known about literacy skills and practices among those with higher health risks. Understanding these relationships is important, since weak literacy skills may impede good health care practices and healthy lifestyle decisions.

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1998-01-01

Barriers to Youth in Acquiring Literacy Assistance (1997)

The research project described in this document investigated barriers to attaining literacy training with a sample of low literacy youth (aged 16 to 25 years) from both urban and rural settings in Southwestern Ontario. The study found six identifiable factors as barriers, and found that the reasons for nonparticipation in literacy training programs were multidimensional.

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1997-06-04

Upgrading Needs Assessment for Yarmouth County (1997)

The South West Shore Development Authority of Nova Scotia recently completed this survey. It, along with a similar study done for Shelburne County, has been useful in enabling them to determine their priorities relating to human resources development. Training organizations and groups promoting literacy will also find it helpful.

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1997-01-01

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