1993

Prison Literacy: Implications for Program and Assessment Policy (1993)

The United States has a far higher precentage of people behind bars than any other other country and the prison population is rising steadily. This presents a double problem: the majority of prison inmates are (by almost any definition) also insufficiently literate. A strong correlation exists between ordinary criminal behavior and educational insufficiency.

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Myths and Misconceptions in Adult Literacy: A Research and Development Perspective (1993)

This brief overview explores some commonly held beliefs about adult literacy, and what the reality seems to be based on the research. The discussion then turns to several opportunities in the field which should be researched further, and which hold considerable potential for increasing adult literacy in the US.

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1993-01-01

Literacy Initiatives in Canadian Municipalities (1993)

This research examines literacy initiatives in Canadian municipalities, presents case studies on several of the initiatives, examines the role of partnerships to support and deliver the literacy programs in the municipal workplace, and makes recommendations for future action.

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1993-01-01

The Impact of Workplace Literacy Programs: a New Model for Evaluating the Impact of Workplace Literacy Programs (1993)

This report describes how two workplace literacy programs were evaluated, to develop an impact assessment model for workplace literacy programs, and to produce data on the impact of the two quite different workplace literacy programs in the areas of learner gains, workplace improvements, and literacy-related changes in learners' families.

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1993-01-01

The Foundations of Adult Education in Canada (1993)

Book Review, A

This is a review of the book "The Foundations of Adult Education in Canada" by Gordon Selman and Paul Dampier. The reviewer provides a summary of the book, and calls it "a well constructed and amply documented volume that does justice to the lively adult education scene in Canada."

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1993-01-01

Adult Literacy in America (1993)

This report provides a first look at the results of the National Adult Literacy Survey, including the most detailed portrait that has ever been available on the condition of literacy in the US.

Conducted in 1992, the National Adult Literacy Survey (NALS) assessed adults on three different literacy skills (prose, document, and quantitative) using tasks that represented a broad range of literacy demands encountered in daily life.

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Volunteering in the Workplace: (1993)

How to Promote Employee Volunteerism

This guide is intended for volunteer centres and other voluntary organizations at the local level. It examines:
a) the advantages of promoting employee volunteerism in your community;
b) the reasons why companies get involved and the potential benefits to their employees;
c) various ways in which companies of all types can encourage volunteerism among their employees; and

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Face to Face (1993)

How to Get Bigger Donations from Very Generous People

The author suggests that there are six secrets to getting bigger gifts: The right volunteer asks the right donor for the right amount at the right time to support the right project with the right approach. This book explains how to find out what is 'right' for particular cases.

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