1997

Literacy and Literacy Training of Francophone Minority Groups in Canada (1997)

Discussion Paper

This document offers a framework for discussing the literacy levels and literacy training of French-speaking Canadians living in minority areas.

The first part of this discussion paper includes data about the status of francophones when it comes to literacy levels and training. The second part raises a number of issues that affect the development and success of literacy training initiatives in French.

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The bottom line, No. 7 (1997)

October 1997

This issue includes an article on the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour’s Worker’s Education for Skills Training (WEST) program, which received a Training for Excellence award from the Saskatchewan Labour Force Development Board.

Another article deals with the lack of awareness of workplace essential skills revealed by the Linkage Project undertaken by Workplace Education Manitoba.

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2010-03-10

The bottom line, No. 6 (1997)

July 1997

This issue of the newsletter contains articles about the completion of a needs assessment of essential skills by the Construction Owners’ Association of Alberta; crossing cultural gaps with workers for whom English is a second language; and the establishment of WoodLINKS, a partnership between the British Columbia education system and the wood-products industry to increase awareness of careers in that field.

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2010-03-03

The bottom line, No. 5 (1997)

April 1997

This issue includes an article on a project jointly sponsored by a local of the Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees (UNITE) and the Workplace Education Manitoba Steering Committee (WEMSC). The Learning Experience Centre takes a holistic approach to teaching, focusing on the individual as a worker, community member and member of a larger family unit.

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2010-03-03

The bottom line, No. 4 (1997)

January 1997

This issue includes articles on a symposium held in Calgary to consider the results of the Canadian component of the International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS); plans for a workplace literacy forum to be held in Yellowknife; and the link between literacy retention and workplace literacy demands.

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2010-03-03

Changing Times, New Ways of Working (1997)

Alternative Working Arrangements and Changes in Working Time

As the world of work changes in response to forces like globalization, technological advances and competition, more and more workplaces are turning to new work arrangements such as flextime, job sharing and part-time work. This report provides analysis of the impact, costs and benefits of alternative approaches to work arrangements and working time.

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2007-11-07

Alpha-Biodôme Instructor's Guide (1997)

Activity Program

This guide was produced by the Montreal Biodôme in cooperation with representatives of three literacy centres. It is intended for use by literacy instructors who are taking learner groups for visits to the Biodôme, a nature museum in which four ecosystems have been recreated for exploration, education and research. This guide will help instructors and their groups get the most out of their visit.

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2007-10-05

Extending the Ladder (1997)

From CASAS to Work Keys Assessments

The goal of the CASAS' Work Keys study was to form a comprehensive assessment system that can be utilized by a variety of agencies, educational institutions, business and industry, and workforce development centers. By analyzing the data they obtained from reading and mathematical assessments, researchers involved in the project were able to investigate the relationship and provide linkages between the two assessment systems.

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2007-04-10

Needs Assessment Study on Literacy for Métis People (1997)

Based on a report called “Literacy for Metis People: A National Strategy”, the Metis National Council (MNC) continues to look at “recommendations for action in the areas of policy, program and strategies to meet the literacy needs of Métis people." The same report also constitutes the underlying principles and guidelines for the Métis National Council's Literacy Strategy.

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2007-03-26

Guide To Evaluation For Family Literacy Projects In Alberta (1997)

This guide to evaluation grew out of research conducted by the Family Literacy Action Group (FLAG) of Alberta. The research identified what family literacy workers in Alberta considered key issues and concerns. The most prevalent of these issues and concerns were the lack of on-going funding sources for family literacy programs and the need for strategies for reaching families most in need of this type of support.

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