Workplace Literacy

Workplace Literacy Issues in Canada (1998)

This is the presentation made by Dr. Harvey Krahn, Professor of Sociology at the University of Alberta, as part of the “Breakfast on the Hill” series.

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1998-01-01

The Economic Benefits of Improving Literacy Skills in the Workplace (1997)

Conference Briefing

Enhancing literacy levels in the workplace improves bottom-line performance for Canada's employers and gives employers a better chance for success in their careers. The Results of the Conference Board of Canada's study, The Economic Benefits of Improving Literacy Skills in the Workplace, demonstrate that there are clear economic benefits for both employers and employees in improving workplace literacy.

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1997-10-29

Transfer of Learning: Planning Workplace Education Programs (1997)

Transfer of learning is pervasive in our everyday life at work, at home and in the community. Transfer takes place whenever our existing knowledge, abilities and skills affect the learning or performance of new tasks. But what are the principles of effective transfer of learning? How can workplace instructors design training programs to facilitate transfer?

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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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Saskatchewan Federation of Labour Workers' Education for Skills Training: West Pilot Project Final Report (1997)

This document summarizes the final report of the Workers' Education for Skills Training (WEST) pilot project conducted by the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour.

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1997-01-01

Literacy, Welfare and Work: (1997)

Preliminary Study

The Literacy, Welfare, and Work (LWW) Preliminary Study was designed to help literacy practitioners: to understand the new socioeconomic and political context within which we are working; to identify the perceptions and experiences of both literacy workers and learners in relation to this context; and to begin an examination of the many factors that impact on students' abilities to find and keep a job.

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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

Ending the Myth of the ‘Literacy Myth' (1997)

This article presents a response to critiques of the International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS). It addresses the misconceptions of certain researchers about the relationship between literacy and other characteristics of individuals and societies.

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Employee Training: an International Perspective (1997)

This study uses data from the International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) to look at employee training in the seven participating countries: Canada, the United States, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Poland, Germany and Sweden. The term training is used throughout this study to refer to the lifelong training activities of employees, past the initial stage of formal education. The results are presented here from the Canadian perspective.

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1997-01-01

Challenges in a Changing Workforce: Suggestions for Change (1997)

This report was produced by the Saskatchewan Labour Force Development Board (SLFDB), in response to a request from the Minister of Post-Secondary Education and Skills Training for input on the following six areas:
1. the role and priority for workplace-based training,
2. the role and priority for community based organizations,

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