1996

Policy Conversation on New Technologies (1996)

Policy Conversation on New Technologies and Literacy

This is a report on the National Literacy Secretariat's policy conversation about workplace and workforce literacy. It includes a past tense conversation, which provides an opportunity to review developments to date. The present tense conversation is an opportunity to reflect on current key questions, and the future tense to suggest how Canada might position itself to advance literacy using new technology and related techniques.

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1996-01-01

Policy Conversation on Literacy Research (1996)

A Report February 5-7, 1996

This report on the Policy Conversation on Literacy Research which was held in Aylmer, Quebec on February 5-7, 1996 is published by the National Literacy Secretariat The theme for the Policy Conversation was " Defining a Research Strategy for Literacy in Canada".

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1996-01-01

Perceptions of Adult Literacy Learners About Themselves and Their Lives (1996)

One purpose of the 3-year study reported in this paper was to understand the lives of participants in adult literacy programs in a large urban center in Canada from the perspectives of the program participants themselves. A second purpose involved asking them about perceived changes in them and in their lives as they participated in literacy programs.

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1996-01-01

Numeracy in the Adult ESL Classroom (1996)

This article examines numeracy for adults learning English as a second language (ESL) as well as for those who teach them. It focuses on learners with low literacy skills and provides curriculum ideas and resources for use in the classroom. While many suggestions are based on the author's experiences in teaching adult immigrants in Canada, they are applicable to adult ESL instruction in other English-speaking countries.

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1996-01-01

New Learning Opportunity Excites Employees: Education Program Starts at Uranium Minesite (1996)

This article describes a pilot education program for workers at a uranium minesite in Saskatchewan. The author includes comments from employers, employees, and instructors.

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1996-01-01

Needs Assessment For An Electronic Infrastructure for the Canadian Literacy Community (1996)

The National Literacy Secretariat (NLS) asked Consulting and Audit Canada (CAC) to conduct this needs assessment for an electronic infrastructure for literacy in Canada.

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1996-01-01

The Marginally Literate Workforce (1996)

This article briefly profiles the significant minority of Canadian workers who possess only Level 1 or 2 literacy skills, as determined by the International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS). Since useful questions may be raised by studying the literacy skills of foreign workforces, this article also looks at workers in the United States, our largest trading partner and primary competitor, and Germany, the principal economic power in Europe.

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1996-01-01

Parental Print Exposure and Young Children`s Language and Literacy Skills (1996)

This essay examines the relations of parental print exposure, socio-economic status, and education to young children's language and literacy skills.

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1996-01-01

Workshops on Literacy, Economy and Society (1996)

On September 3rd and 4th, 1996, WWESTNET hosted the first of two workshops in Calgary, which addressed the International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) and its Canadian component. The purpose of the bottom line on basics: A Workshop on Literacy, Economy and Society was twofold. The first goal was to bring together western and northern Canadian literacy and language umbrella groups to identify and examine relevant issues raised by the studies.

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1996-01-01

Workplace Education Activities in Saskatchewan: An Overview (1996)

This document presents the results of a survey conducted in Saskatchewan concerning Workplace Education. Twenty-nine organizations responded to the survey, which consisted of nearly 50 questions.

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