Plain/Clear Communication

Plain Language Summaries: Schooling, Literacy and Individual Earnings (2008)

This paper is one in a series providing plain-language summaries of a number of research documents from Statistics Canada. It is part of a project carried out by the National Adult Literacy Database (NALD), with funding from the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL).

The focus of this summary is a study that looked at the International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) as a tool to help explain labour market outcomes.

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Plain Language Summaries: Catching Up With The Swedes - Probing the Canada-Sweden Literacy Gap (2007)

This brief document summarizes a Statistics Canada study that attempted to determine why the incidence of low literacy is much higher in Canada that it is in Sweden.

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2012-12-17

Plain Language Summaries: A Socio-economic Analysis of Health and Literacy Among Seniors (2007)

This is a summary of a Statistics Canada study examining the relationship between the socio-economic factors that shape population health on the one hand, and literacy levels and practices on the other, with special emphasis on senior citizens.

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2012-12-10

Plain Language Summaries: Literacy scores, human capital and growth across fourteen OECD countries (2008)

This brief document offers a summary of a study that used data from the 1994 International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) as the basis for measuring the quality of the investment in education within an analysis of economic growth for 14 countries that are members of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

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2012-12-03

Plain Language Summaries: Adult Education in North America - International Perspectives (2007)

This paper is one in a series of documents providing plain-language summaries of a number of online research documents from Statistics Canada. It is part of a project carried out by the National Adult Literacy Database (NALD), with funding from the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL).

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2012-11-26

Plain Language Summaries: Building on our Competencies - Canadian Results of the International Adult Literacy and SKills Survey (2008)

In this document, the author offers a plain-language summary of a 2005 Statistics Canada report that presented the results of the 2003 International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey (IALSS), the Canadian component of the Adult Literacy and Life Skills program (ALL).

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2012-11-19

Plain Language Summaries: Measuring Adult Literacy and Life Skills - New Frameworks for Assessment (2008)

This is one in a series of straightforward summaries of a number of online research documents from Statistics Canada. It is part of a project carried out by the National Adult Literacy Database (NALD), with funding from the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL).

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2012-11-13

Essential Skills Needs Assessment of the Trucking Industry (2002)

The goal of this report, published by the Canadian Trucking Human Resources Council (CTHRC), is to identify Essential Skills-related learning needs in the current and future driver and dispatcher workforce and to recommend strategies for meeting these needs.

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2012-11-07

Plain Language Summaries: Literacy Skills for the Knowledge Society - Further Results from the International Adult Literacy Survey (2007)

This document offers a straightforward summary of the second in a series of three reports on the results of the International Adult Literacy Survey or IALS, which began in 1994. The report was published by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and Statistics Canada in 1997.

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2012-10-29

Creating Easy to Read Documents: Plain Language Guidelines for the Trucking Industry (2009)

This guide is intended for anybody responsible for creating workplace materials used by professional drivers and other employees working and learning in the trucking industry.

The authors begin by explaining what plain language and workplace materials are. From there, they go on to discuss identifying the target audience; determining what information the audience needs; and organizing that information for the target audience.

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2012-10-25

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