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International Adult Literacy Assessments: A Centre for Literacy Research Scan for Summer Institute 2013 (2013)

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This background paper was prepared for the Centre for Literacy’s Summer Institute 2013, held in Montreal, Quebec, in June of that year.

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2013-12-16

Large scale international surveys of adult competencies: Implications for adult learning in linguistic minority settings (2013)

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The author of this document, an adult educator with more than 20 years of experience in many areas of adult literacy education within Canada’s Francophone population, examines the evaluation of basic competencies for adults living in a linguistic minority context in Canada.

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2013-12-10

Problem-Solving in a Technology Rich Environment and Related Topics: A Centre for Literacy Research Scan for Fall Institute 2013 (2013)

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This background paper was prepared for the Centre for Literacy’s Fall Institute 2013, held in Montreal, Quebec.

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2013-11-13

Meeting Expectations: Measuring the Impacts of Workplace Essential Skills Training (2013)

Final Report, Measures of Success project

This is the final report from Measures of Success (MOS), a research project designed to develop an evaluation model that could be used to determine the long-term outcomes of workplace Literacy and Essential Skills (LES) initiatives in Manitoba and Nova Scotia.

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2013-10-04

Measures of Success: Workplace Literacy and Essential Skills Initiatives – Panel Report from the Summer Institute 2010 (2010)

This presentation offers an introduction to Measures of Success (MOS), a research project designed to develop an evaluation model to measure the long-term outcomes of workplace Literacy and Essential Skills (LES) initiatives in Manitoba and Nova Scotia.

The project builds on a model developed in New Zealand, modified to the Canadian context and applied to 20 selected workplace LES initiatives in Manitoba and Nova Scotia.

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2013-10-03

Meeting Expectations: Measuring the Impacts of Workplace Essential Skills Training (2013)

Executive Summary of the Final Report

This document provides a summary of the final report of a three-year research project designed to develop and test an evaluation model for measuring the long-term outcomes of workplace literacy and essential skills (LES) training. Eighteen workplaces in Manitoba and Nova Scotia were selected for study.

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2013-07-15

Dynamic Tensions: Balancing our social ideals with the need for revenue (2012)

Presentation at The Centre for Literacy Fall Institute, October 14-16, 2012 in Saint John, NB

This presentation looks at the ways in which two organizations, one based in Ontario and the other in Saint John, New Brunswick, have gone about generating revenue to reinvest into social programs.

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2013-07-03

Social Finance and Employment and Training Programs (2012)

Presentation at The Centre for Literacy Fall Institute, October 14-16, 2012 in Saint John, NB

This presentation examines both the potential of social finance to help governments meet their policy objectives in the field of employment and training programs, and the extent to which social finance models are currently being used to solve challenges in that field.

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2013-07-02

How context shapes WES training: An early look at the Workplace Training Program, BC (2012)

Presentation given during The Centre for Literacy Summer Institute 2012, June 27 - 29, 2012 in Montreal, QC

This presentation provides an overview of the Workplace Training Program (WTP), a pilot program launched in March 2012 in the retail and food services sectors in British Columbia. The 30-hour workplace Essential Skills training program is aimed at sales associates and servers with lower skills and educational attainment.

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2013-07-02

Up Skill Athabasca: Providing Essential Skills for the Athabasca Region and the Oil Sands Industry (2012)

Presentation given during The Centre for Literacy Summer Institute 2012, June 27 - 29, 2012 in Montreal, QC

This presentation offers an overview of a cross-sectoral demonstration project aimed at improving the Essential Skills of workers in the Wood Buffalo region of Alberta, home to the Athabasca Oil Sands.

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2013-06-28

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