The Centre for Literacy of Quebec

Measuring health literacy: A challenge to curriculum design and evaluation (2010)

This is the first in a series of research briefs focusing on questions of interest to practitioners and policymakers in adult literacy.

The author says it is becoming more urgent to develop a new comprehensive measure of health literacy. Developing such a measure is the next significant task facing health literacy research and practice.

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2012-08-21

The Literacy and Essential Skills Needs of Quebec's Anglophone Adults (2012)

This document describes a project, carried out between October 2010 and August 2011, to find out more about the literacy and essential skills (LES) needs of Anglophone adults living in Quebec.

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2012-07-27

Social Capital Outcomes of Adult Learning and Literacy Initiatives: How Do We Measure Them? (2010)

Literature Review

This literature review, written as a background paper for The Centre for Literacy’s 2010 summer institute on workplace literacy and essentials skills, offers an overview of the main discussion points about social capital and adult learning and literacy. Social capital refers broadly to the social connections and understandings between people that enable them to work together, live together and learn from each other.

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2010-10-07

Understanding Horizontal Governance: Research Brief (2009)

This research brief, part of a two-year project examining the impact of accountability policies and practices on the field of adult literacy, focuses on the concept of horizontal governance.

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2009-12-09

Mutual Accountability and Adult Literacy: Research Brief (2009)

This research brief focuses on the mutual accountability between the funder and the provider of a literacy service. It is part of a two-year project examining the impact of accountability policies and practices on the field of adult literacy.

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2009-12-09

Workplace Literacy & Essential Skills - What Works? and Why? (2009)

Literature Review

This literature review examines works from 2006 to 2009 as a follow-up to a comprehensive report on international workplace literacy and basic skills, published by Alison Gray. The review surveys research, policy and practice documents from Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. The sources examined comprise primarily research studies and reports, including some French-language materials.

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2009-08-26

Libraries and Literacy: Making It Work (2007)

An Annotated Bibliography

This bibliography was compiled for The Centre for Literacy's 2007 Summer Institute Libraries and Literacy: Making It Work. The literature listed here includes research studies, descriptive articles, guides and manuals.

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2007-10-17

Adult Basic Education: Impact of Policy on Practice (2004)

An Annotated Bibliography

This bibliography was compiled for The Centre for Literacy’s 2004 Summer Institute: Adult Basic Education: Impact of Policy on Practice: International Perspectives.

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2007-10-17

Seniors and Literacy: An annotated bibliography (2004)

This bibliography provides references and annotations of research articles, project reports, resource guides and other documents that address the issue of seniors' literacy levels and practices, and the challenges associated with program design and instruction.

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2004-09-15

Plain Language and Patient Education (2003)

No.1 of a series on Health Communications. A summary of current research on plain language and patient education.

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2003-11-12

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