2008

Adult Learning in Aboriginal Community-Based Inner-City Organizations (2008)

This document outlines a research project, carried out in Winnipeg, Manitoba, to explore the nature and experience of informal adult learning within community-based inner-city human service organizations from the perspectives of Aboriginal volunteers and staff members who are also residents of the local community.

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2013-08-13

A discussion paper prepared at the request of the Canadian Council on Learning and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council - Thinking About Knowledge Mobilization (2008)

This document is a revised version of a discussion paper prepared for a seminar in May 2008, jointly sponsored by the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SHRC).

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2013-06-26

Essential Skills – Self Assessment: First Level Construction Supervisor (2008)

Designed to help both supervisors and tradespeople who are interested in becoming supervisors to assess their Essential Skills, this tool was developed as a companion to the National Occupational Analysis (NOA) for the Construction Supervisor (First Level).

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2013-04-26

Canada's Literacy Challenge: A Market Segmentation Analysis (2008)

The authors look at the way literacy levels of adult Canadians influence the country’s economic and social success. They analyse a variety of research materials, including Statistics Canada documents, showing that differences in literacy skills are associated with large differences in employability, wage rates, income, and reliance on social transfers such as social assistance.

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2013-04-25

Adult learning and the world of work (2008)

Education Matters: Insights on Education, Learning and Training in Canada, June 2008, Vol. 5, No. 2

In this article, published by Statistics Canada, the authors use data from the 1994 International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) and the 2003 Adult Literacy and Life Skills (ALL) survey to get a picture of employer-sponsored training, and the characteristics of employees who engage in that training.

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2013-04-05

Among Our Souvenirs: A Collection of Cape Breton Poetry and Prose from The Sydney Writing Circle (2008)

This is a collection of prose and poetry written by members of the Sydney Writing Circle, a group supported by the Adult Learning Association of Cape Breton County (ALACBC) in Nova Scotia. The group met for two hours each week to share their writing and improve their writing skills.

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2013-03-11

Cross-national Consultations on Health and Learning: Final Report on Adults Living in Rural and Remote Areas (2008)

This document grew out of a Health and Learning Knowledge Centre (HLKC) consultation organized by the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL) in Vancouver, British Columbia, in 2005.

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2013-02-26

PDQ Piloting Project - Research Report (2008)

In 2007, Ontario’s Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities convened a working group to develop a framework for assessing Learner Skill Attainment (LSA), one of MCTU’s nine draft measures for deciding how effectively agencies are performing.

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2013-02-14

Plain Language Summaries: Literacy Utilization in Canadian Workplaces (2008)

This brief document summarizes a Statistics Canada study that used data from the 1994 International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) to examine the issue of the under-utilization of literacy skills in the Canadian workplace.

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2013-01-07

Plain Language Summaries: Schooling, Literacy and Individual Earnings (2008)

This paper is one in a series providing plain-language summaries of a number of research documents from Statistics Canada. It is part of a project carried out by the National Adult Literacy Database (NALD), with funding from the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL).

The focus of this summary is a study that looked at the International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) as a tool to help explain labour market outcomes.

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