University of Ottawa

Unravelling the lifelong learning process for Canadian workers and adult learners acquiring higher skills (2013)

Journal of Research and Practice in Adult Literacy, Secondary and Basic Education, Vol.2 No.2, Summer 2013

This article describes a study that investigated aspects of formal, non-formal, and informal learning for workers and adult high school learners seeking literacy and essential skills.

Researchers gathered information from respondents in Manitoba, Ontario, and Nova Scotia, using semi-structured interviews with instructors and learners to obtain qualitative data, and questionnaires to obtain quantitative data.

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Development of a School Readiness Index for Canadian Preschoolers (2009)

A Methodological Report and Time Series Analysis

This paper outlines both the methodology used by the authors to develop a statistical measure to estimate how ready for school Canadian preschoolers are, and the information gained through the analysis of relevant statistics from the provinces for the years 1998, 2000, 2002, and 2004.

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Making sense of social capital theory through the lens of adult learning (2011)

The term “social capital” is open to many definitions but essentially refers to the positive effects social networks can have on the productivity and quality of life of both individuals and groups.

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