Surveys

Why aren't they calling? Non-participation in Literacy and Upgrading Programs: A National Study (2002)

Only 5 to 10 per cent of eligible adults with low literacy skills ever enroll in literacy programs. This presents the literacy field with a startling and pressing question: Why, in the face of increasing public policy initiatives and highly visible outreach campaigns, are the majority of people with low literacy skills still reluctant to participate in literacy programs?

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2003-11-20

The Impact of Basic Skills Programs on Canadian Workplaces (1997)

Results of a National Study for ABC CANADA Literacy Foundation

The report is a national study for ABC CANADA Literacy Foundation.
Canadian promoters of workplace basic skills programs are commonly asked for evidence about the impact of programs on the workplace. Even with mounting information on the need for a more literate workforce, program promotion has become more difficult. Companies are increasingly focused on bottom-line considerations: "What," they ask, "is the payback for us?"

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2003-10-24

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

Women and Adult Basic Education In Canada: An Exploratory Study (1984)

This report contains the findings of a survey of adult basic education programs in Canada. The objective of the survey was to provide information which could be used to answer the question: To what extent do adult basic education programs in Canada address the learning and related needs of women?
The survey focused on two areas:

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2003-10-20

The Impact of ABC CANADA's LEARN Campaign (1996)

Results of a National Research Study

In 1994, ABC CANADA initiated the LEARN campaign, a national media campaign aimed at linking potential literacy learners with literacy groups. Throughout the campaign, ABC CANADA gathered information from selected literacy groups about the effect of the LEARN ads. This study is the first systematic national attempt to measure the impact of the LEARN campaign.

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2003-10-10

Linking Literacy Providers (1998)

The following internal document is Phase I of the Quebec Literacy Alliance's (QLA) Needs Assessment: Linking Literacy Providers. This qualitative report identifies the expressed training needs of the QLA membership surveyed across the province April through June 1998.

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2003-07-02

Survey Project (1997)

This lesson plan from CONNECT teaches learners how to read and understand surveys. Learners also practise using spreadsheets to create tables and generate charts.

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2003-06-26

LifeLong Learning in Western Quebec - Success Stories (1998)

From Literacy and Beyond

The purpose of this study was to interview former Adult Education students who received English Literacy training in Western Quebec as to the influences the Literacy programs in which they were enrolled had on their lives.

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2003-06-09

Report: Adult Learners, What Do You Think? (N.D.)

Over 150 learners from 10 regions of Canada responded to questions posed by the Learners Advisory Network, Movement for Canadian Literacy (MCL). The information was compiled to reflect the learning experiences of those surveyed and to offer their advice.

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2003-04-25

Skills For The Future - Phase 1 (2000)

Practitioner Training Strategy - Project Report

This report presents the findings of Phase One of the Literacy Practitioner Training Strategy of the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (Literacy and Basic Skills Section). This multi-phase initiative funded each of the literacy delivery sectors and streams to carry out research on the skills, training and recognition issues within their respective sectors/streams.

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2003-03-28

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