Young adults

VOLUNTEENS: Researching Internship Paths for Literacy Organizations (2000)

The VolunTeens: Researching Internship Paths for Literacy Organizations Project began in September 1999 and was completed one year later in the fall of 2000. The purpose of the project was to develop concrete tools to recruit, screen, retain and recognize youth volunteers and to develop a comprehensive volunteer management plan that literacy programs could use or adapt for themselves.

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2000-01-01

Youth Criminal Justice Act: An Act in Respect to Young Persons and to Amend and Repeal Other Acts (2000)

The purpose of this submission to the Justice and Human Rights Committee is to discuss those aspects of the Youth Criminal Justice Act that the John Howard Society of Canada approves of, those it is concerned about, and to suggest areas where improvements could be made. It is neither practical nor necessary to comment on all provisions of the Act.

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2000-01-01

Inequalities in Literacy Skills among Youth in Canada and the United States (1999)

This report suggests that youth in North America do not fare as well in their literacy skills as their European counterparts. The findings were based on data from the International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) which was conducted in seven countries in 1994, and later extended to include 24 countries.

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1999-11-17

Research Into Providing Literacy/Upgrading Programs For Youth Who Have Dropped Out Of School (1999)

This is a special project of Frontier College. Strong literacy skills are a predictor of success in school and in the workplace. Many Canadian youth (aged 16-24) who have dropped out of school have low literacy skills. Even if they wish to return to school, they have to overcome a number of barriers which contribute to their low-literacy skills in the first place.

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1999-01-01

Self-efficacy and Views about Work and Training: Report on a Current Pilot Study in Ontario (1998)

This is the report of a small research project initiated at the University of Ottawa in 1988. The research examines the relationships between the attitudes of young Canadians soon to enter the workforce and their educational/training 'settings'.

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1998-01-01

How to Engage Youth in Literacy (1998)

This report presents the findings of an evaluation of a "cluster" of four projects aimed at assisting at-risk youth to return to learning after having not succeeded in the regular school system.

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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

Literacy Skills of Canadian Youth (1997)

This study examines the distribution of literacy skills of Canadian youth. Adults aged 16 to 25 can be described as "in transition" from completing their formal schooling to entering the labour market, so the data can be used to examine the effects of formal schooling on literacy levels. Provincial differences in literacy levels are also examined, as are differences in individuals of varying backgrounds and personal characteristics.

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1997-01-01

Demystifying Adult Literacy for Volunteer Tutors (1996)

A Reference Handbook and Resource Guide

"Demystifying Adult Literacy For Volunteer Tutors: A Reference Handbook and Resource Guide" is a compilation of some of this background information gathered from a variety of different sources.

Each section ends with a list of references from which the information is obtained.

This Reference Handbook and Resource Guide is intended as a 'tool' for new and more experienced tutors, to provide background information about:

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1996-11-10

Young Offender's Act Phase II Review (1995)

This document was produced in response to the invitation to participate in the Phase II Review of the Young Offenders Act (YOA) undertaken by the Standing Committee on Justice and Legal Affairs at the request of the Minister of Justice.

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1995-01-01

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