Literacy

Literacy and Women's Empowerment: Stories of Success and Inspiration (2014)

This paper explores how literacy learning can support women’s empowerment and the development of greater equality, benefitting not only individual women, but families, communities and economies too. It describes and reflects upon some of the most promising approaches to developing literacy and learning for women, who form the majority of the world’s illiterate adults.

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2014-04-25

Learning: Everybody's project – A Learning Agenda: 2013-2018 (2013)

This document describes an initiative undertaken to engage citizens and organizations in developing a learning culture in the province of New Brunswick.

The project steering committee will improve learning outcomes across the province by coordinating cross-sector organizations to transform a fragmented system, the authors explain.

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2014-03-28

Potential risks to reading posed by high-dose phonics (2007)

Journal of Applied Research on Learning, Vol. 1, No. 1, Article 2, 2007

This document describes a study that compared the reading progress of two groups of children between Grade 1 and Grade 3.

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2014-03-13

Literacy and Essential Skills Guide for Service Providers Assisting Homeless or At-risk Clients – Part 3 (2012)

Literacy and Essential Skills Tools Catalogue

This catalogue includes explanations of all the Essential Skills (ES) tools currently available through Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC).

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2014-02-17

Canada's Literacy and Numeracy Challenge Worsens (2013)

TD Economics Special Report

Canada’s performance in literacy and numeracy in the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC), an initiative of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) released in 2013, points to an Essential Skills (ES) problem across the country, say the authors of this report.

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2014-02-17

Literacy and Essential Skills – Featuring Dr. Sarah Eaton [Video – 2:11] (2010)

This brief video features Dr. Sarah Eaton of the University of Calgary, discussing the nine Essential Skills defined by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC).

She provides a definition for each of the nine skills, along with examples that illustrate each one.

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2014-02-11

Literacy and Essential Skills Guide for Service Providers Assisting Homeless or At-risk Clients – Part 2: Three Simple Steps to Selecting and Using the Tools (2012)

Scenarios for Service Providers

This is the second document in a three-part guide designed to help service providers learn about the Essential Skills (ES) tools available through Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC).

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2014-02-06

Literacy and Essential Skills Guide for Service Providers Assisting Homeless or At-risk Clients – Part 1 (2012)

Understanding and Using the Tools

This is the first in a three-part guide developed to inform service providers about the Essential Skills (ES) tools available through Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC), tools that can be used to help clients learn about the skills they need to enter the work force.

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2014-01-29

Selected Examples of LMA Initiatives Related to Literacy and Essential Skills (2011)

Prepared for the OLC Webinar “Labour Market Agreements: What Literacy & Essential Skills Programs Need to Know” - Presented by Brigid Hayes, November 15, 2011

This document was prepared to accompany a webinar presented in November 2011 by the Ontario Literacy Coalition, now called Essential Skills Ontario.

The webinar was designed to help literacy organizations understand labour market transfers from the federal government and, in particular, to understand the implications of one specific transfer, the Labour Market Agreement (LMA).

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2014-01-27

Webinar: Innovative Approaches to Improving the Literacy and Essential Skills of Immigrants (2013)

This document, part of a webinar presented in November 2013, looks at innovative models and best practices for integrating Essential Skills (ES) into a variety of immigrant settlement services.

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2014-01-21

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