Workplace Literacy

The Bottom Line (1997)

WWestnet Newsletter Number 5, April

This newsletter, dated April 1997, was funded by Alberta Advanced Education and Career Development. The issue has news articles about learning centres at UNITE Local 459 in Winnipeg, Molson Breweries, and AltaSteel, the implementation of the ERIC (Effective Reading in Context) program at Alberta Power, and increased funding for adult literacy initiatives in the 1997 Federal Budget.

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1997-01-01

Using The Internet As An Instructional Tool (1997)

This manual is designed to help readers learn about the Internet. The authors examine what the Internet is, how to connect to it, and how to use it. The manual describes the different ways to communicate on the Internet, identifies informative sites, and explains how search tools make finding information simple.

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1997-01-01

The Explanatory Power of an Early Framework of Good Practice Principles in Workplace Education (1997)

This article analyzes 18 qualitative case studies of workplace education programs in Canada using a framework of principles of good practice. Results indicated that many of the components can be used as guide posts in the development of workplace education initiatives. In addition, certain framework components are supported, further defined and provide a foundational base for understanding the complexity of workplace learning.

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Building Skills, Building Business: Information Kit (1996)

This information kit defines Workplace Education, describes its benefits, and provides information about opportunities for organizations to invest in upgrading for their employees.

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1996-06-06

The Writing's On The Wall (1996)

Investing In Municipal Workforce Literacy

This manual is the result of a project undertaken by the Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators (CAMA), with the objective of creating awareness for the personal and corporate benefits of literacy programs in the municipal workplace.

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1996-01-01

Rabbit Lake Education Development Project -Phase 1 Final (1996)

This is the final report of the first phase of the Rabbit Lake Education Development Project, which was developed to explore if workplace education could be delivered successfully at Rabbit Lake Uranium Mine in Saskatchewan.

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1996-01-01

Policy Conversation on New Technologies (1996)

Policy Conversation on New Technologies and Literacy

This is a report on the National Literacy Secretariat's policy conversation about workplace and workforce literacy. It includes a past tense conversation, which provides an opportunity to review developments to date. The present tense conversation is an opportunity to reflect on current key questions, and the future tense to suggest how Canada might position itself to advance literacy using new technology and related techniques.

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1996-01-01

New Learning Opportunity Excites Employees: Education Program Starts at Uranium Minesite (1996)

This article describes a pilot education program for workers at a uranium minesite in Saskatchewan. The author includes comments from employers, employees, and instructors.

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1996-01-01

The Marginally Literate Workforce (1996)

This article briefly profiles the significant minority of Canadian workers who possess only Level 1 or 2 literacy skills, as determined by the International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS). Since useful questions may be raised by studying the literacy skills of foreign workforces, this article also looks at workers in the United States, our largest trading partner and primary competitor, and Germany, the principal economic power in Europe.

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1996-01-01

Workshops on Literacy, Economy and Society (1996)

On September 3rd and 4th, 1996, WWESTNET hosted the first of two workshops in Calgary, which addressed the International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) and its Canadian component. The purpose of the bottom line on basics: A Workshop on Literacy, Economy and Society was twofold. The first goal was to bring together western and northern Canadian literacy and language umbrella groups to identify and examine relevant issues raised by the studies.

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