Adult Literacy

When We Get Together: Yearbook 2013 (2013)

This document offers a collection of writings by students and friends of the Halifax Community Learning Network (HCLN), a non-profit organization serving Nova Scotia’s capital region.

Learner writings include personal stories, poetry, book reports, and short stories. One learner wrote about her life in Ethiopia, and another described a recent operation. Others wrote about families, hobbies, and places that are important to them.

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2013-11-04

OECD Skills Outlook 2013: First Results from the Survey of Adult Skills (2013)

This document is housed on the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) server.

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2013-10-31

Life Literacy Radio – Episode 5: Interview with Joe Gallant, worker, and Tracy Defoe, expert in workplace literacy and essential skills [Audio 24:10] (2010)

This episode of Life Literacy Radio celebrates International Adult Learners’ Week (IALW), observed every year in April.

The episode includes an interview with Joe Gallant of Red Deer, Alberta. He went from being a labourer with low literacy skills to being a skilled tradesperson and a lifelong learner.

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2013-10-31

Getting the Job – Workbook (2012)

This document is part of the “Career – Life – Work” series produced by the NWT Literacy Council. The series consists of four instructor’s manuals and six workbooks, dealing with a wide range of issues that affect personal and work life.

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2013-10-30

Skills in Canada: First results from the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies, 2012 (2013)

The Daily, Tuesday, October 8, 2013

This document offers a brief analysis of data from the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC).

PIAAC is a joint education and labour initiative of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), and provides internationally comparable measures of the three skills essential to processing information: literacy, numeracy, and problem solving in technology-rich environments (PS-TRE).

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2013-10-30

Literacy and Essential Skills Factsheets – Learner Rayburne Whynot (2012)

Prepared by Literacy Nova Scotia, this factsheet is one in a series sharing the experiences of adult learners.

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2013-10-29

Literacy and Essential Skills Factsheets – Learner, Madina Uwizeyimana (2012)

In this brief document, a young woman who came to Canada from Africa explains how an adult learning program is helping her improve her English and develop the skills she needs to find work. She emphasizes the importance of education for her whole family, and explains that she hopes to continue her education in nursing.

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2013-10-25

Dealing with Conflict – Workbook (2012)

This workbook is part of a series entitled “Career – Life – Work,” produced by the NWT Literacy Council. The series consists of four instructor’s manuals and six workbooks, covering a wide range of topics.

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2013-10-25

First Reactions to the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) Results (2013)

The Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) is an initiative of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) that provides internationally comparable measures of literacy, numeracy, and problem solving in technology-rich environments (PS-TRE). This paper offers insights into the impact for Canada of the first results of PIAAC, including directions for future policy initiatives.

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2013-10-22

OECD Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies: PIAAC in Canada – Slide Presentation (2013)

This document is housed on the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC) server.

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2013-10-21

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