Surveys

Backgrounder on the Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey (ALL) (2005)

This backgrounder was prepared by the Movement for Canadian Literacy. It highlights some of the key findings from the Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey (ALL), provides additional survey background, and summarizes the literacy community's response.

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2005-05-12

We Ask Our Own Questions (2005)

Activity Booklet (Moving Beyond the International Adult Literacy & Skills Survey - I.A.L.S.S.)

This booklet of activities was developed to help people understand the International Adult Literacy Skills Survey (IALSS).

It is hoped that this booklet be used to reflect on how answers to questions are gathered and used to make policy decisions. It is also hoped that the booklet will encourage people to ask questions in different ways, such as through art.

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2005-05-11

Practitioner Development Strategy (2000)

Phase One

This document reports on a project designed to answer the following questions:
-What are the core skills needed by a practitioner in the Native literacy field?
-How are these skills acquired by individuals seeking to work in the Native literacy field?
-How is the acquisition of these skills recognized by the Native literacy field?

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2005-05-09

Literacy and Health Environmental Scan Summary (2004)

Examining the Level of Awareness, Programs and Policies in Nova Scotia's Health Care Sector

This summary report is based on a 2003 report titled, Literacy and Health: Exploring the Connection and Examining the Level of Awareness, Programs and Policies in Nova Scotia's Health Care Sector.

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2005-04-25

Measuring Adult Literacy and Life Skills: New Frameworks for Assessment (2005)

The objective of this report is to document key aspects of the development of the International Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey (ALL). The ALL survey was meant to build on the success of the International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) assessments by extending the range of skills assessed and by improving the quality of the assessment methods employed.

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2005-03-24

The New International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS): Does it Meet the Challenges of Validity to the Old IALS? (2005)

In the mid-1990s nations in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development [OECD] conducted the first International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS). A new version of the IALS will soon be released.

This paper reviews evidence that challenged the validity of the earlier IALS standardized performance scales.

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2005-03-18

Literacy in Canada (2000)

The Literacy is for Life Fact Sheet series is a series of two-pager highlights on literacy and related topics.

This Fact Sheet highlights Literacy in Canada. Millions of Canadian adults can't work well with words and numbers.

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2004-11-04

Labour Market Employability in Richmond County (2004)

Richmond County Literacy Network Strategic Development Plan

This report is an examination of labour market employability in Richmond County, Nova Scotia. It addresses the labour market issues of high unemployment and unfilled jobs or unrealized employment opportunities in Richmond County.

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2004-06-01

A Tool Kit (2001)

Decision Making Tools for Literacy Networks in Nova Scotia

The tools provided in this document are intended to serve as a basis for Networks to determine whether their programs meet the literacy and upgrading needs of adult Nova Scotians. Most importantly, the actual process of using the tool-kit will result in a critical reflection on all aspects of program practice.

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2004-02-25

Who Wants to Learn? Patterns of Participation in Canadian Literacy and Upgrading Programs (2001)

The recruitment and retention of adult learners in literacy and upgrading programs remain major challenges. As well, there is little nationally representative information about the experience of people who attempt to access literacy services but are unsuccessful.

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2003-11-20

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