Adult Literacy

Testing and Accountability in Adult Literacy Education (1999)

Focus on Workplace Literacy Resources for Program Design, Assessment, Testing, & Evaluation

Recent national and international surveys of adult literacy skills have raised questions about workforce readiness for international competitiveness. This report provides information on the design and evaluation of workplace literacy programs to improve workforce readiness, and an overview of concepts about the nature, uses and abuses of standardized tests in program evaluation and accountability. This is not a "how to do it" guidebook.

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1999-01-01

Information Needs and Strategies of Canadians with Lower Literacy Skills (1997)

Final Report

This report keys in on the findings of the International Adult Literacy Survey (i.e., "the large number of Canadians with low literacy skills") and reviews "coping strategies" used by those Canadians to deal with departments such as Revenue Canada (e.g., filling out income tax returns) and large institutions such as banks.

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1998-07-16

Making Connections Supplemental Document: Antiracist/Culture-Based Approaches (1998)

Making Connections is a book of curriculum for women in literacy and English-as-an-additional language (EAL) programs, developed as a result of the ongoing work of the Literacy Committee of the CCLOW Board. Since its development, some gaps were identified in the curriculum document in addressing racism and presenting culture-based approaches to learning.

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1998-01-01

Making Connections Supplemental Document: Guided Reflections for Facilitators (1998)

Making Connections is a book of curriculum for women in literacy and English-as-an-additional language (EAL) programs, developed as a result of the ongoing work of the Literacy Committee of the CCLOW Board.

Facilitators from across Canada were contracted to develop and present workshops on the Making Connections curriculum.

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1998-01-01

Proceedings of the Research-in-Practice Seminar (1997)

In October, 1997, eighteen people from across Canada gathered at the Learning Centre, an adult literacy program in Edmonton. The seminar centered on research practices and perspectives on adult literacy practice in Canada. This document is a record of the seminar's proceedings.

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1997-01-01

Test Review: Workplace Assessment Tools (1997)

This discussion paper focuses on the issue of testing as part of the process of assessing learners in workplace literacy programs.

The author uses a technical test review to analyze seven assessment tools that have been used in workplace programs. Each instrument is described in terms of the test content, the description of scores, and the test development process.

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1997-01-01

Functional Context Education: Making Learning Relevant (1997)

A One-day Workshop with Dr. Tom Stitch

This is a report on a one-day workshop presented by Dr. Tom Sticht, San Diego Consortium for Workforce Education and Lifelong Learning, in Montreal, September 26, 1997.

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1997-01-01

Engagement for Literacy: a Report on the Consultations (1997)

Response to the International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS)

Consultations on the results of the IALS were held in Vancouver, Regina, Toronto and Fredericton. Each involved literacy organizations and stakeholders in the literacy movement. A wide range of professions and organizations were represented at the consultations including community colleges, universities, provincial government, multicultural organizations, chambers of commerce, associations, not-for-profit organizations and consultants.

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1997-01-01

Demystifying Adult Literacy for Volunteer Tutors (1996)

A Reference Handbook and Resource Guide

"Demystifying Adult Literacy For Volunteer Tutors: A Reference Handbook and Resource Guide" is a compilation of some of this background information gathered from a variety of different sources.

Each section ends with a list of references from which the information is obtained.

This Reference Handbook and Resource Guide is intended as a 'tool' for new and more experienced tutors, to provide background information about:

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1996-11-10

Highlights from the Canadian Report (1996)

Reading the Future: A Portrait of Literacy in Canada

This report synthesizes the results of the International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS), for Canada. IALS was a seven-country investigation undertaken in the fall of 1994. Its main goal was to create comparable literacy profiles across national, linguistic and cultural boundaries. Highlights from the Canada Report include :

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1996-07-23

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