Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC)

PISA 2009: Explaining the Gender Gap in Reading through Reading Engagement and Approaches to Learning – Research Paper (2013)

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While Canada has always ranked in the top quarter of the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) evaluations in reading, the statistics also reveal a significant gender gap, with girls outperforming boys by the equivalent of a full year of formal schooling. This paper uses the PISA 2009 data to investigate and isolate the factors contributing to that gender gap in Canada.

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2013-11-27

Geographical distribution of Adult Literacy Skills in Canada based on local area estimates (2007)

This report provides maps of adult literacy skills for each of Canada’s provinces and territories and for its three largest cities, based on data from the 2001 Canadian Census, and from the 2003 International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey (IALSS), conducted by Statistics Canada and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

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2013-03-08

Building Success for Immigrants with Essential Skills: Knowledge Sharing Webinar (2012)

This presentation shows the highlights of a webinar hosted in March 2012 by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) to discuss the importance of Essential Skills for immigrants in today’s knowledge-based economy.

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2013-01-03

Literacy Performance of Working-Age Aboriginal People in Canada: Findings based on the International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey (IALSS) 2003 (2008)

This document offers an analysis of the literacy, numeracy and problem-solving proficiencies of the working-age Aboriginal population in Canada, based on the findings of the International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey (IALSS) conducted in 2003.

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2012-07-31

PIAAC in Canada: Presentation at a webinar of the Centre for Literacy – February 15, 2012 (2012)

This presentation describes the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC), an initiative of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) that aims to provide assessment of adult literacy in the information age.

Canada is one of 26 countries to be involved in the initiative.

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2012-07-11

Can Learning Disabilities Explain Low Literacy Performance? (2010)

This report explores the relationship between self-reported Learning Disabilities (LD) and low literacy performance, using the Canadian portion of the data from the 2003 International Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey (IALSS).

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2012-06-05
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