Workplace Literacy

A Program Evaluation Handbook for Workplace Literacy (1991)

This handbook is directed at those interested in the evaluation of workplace literacy programs. It contains suggestions and advice.

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1991-01-01

Literacy & Business: an Economic Challenge for the '90's (1991)

This article discusses several recent research studies that emphasized the negative consequences that functional illiteracy is having on Canada's competitive position in the global economy.

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1991-01-01

Making it Work (2008)

A Guide for Workplace Education Project Teams in Nova Scotia

This guide explains and gives examples of what workplace education is, provides statistics about the current situation, and provides exercises and other tools to help employees and employers “make it work.”

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1990-01-01

Making Adult Basic Skills More Meaningful (1989)

The information contained in this report illustrates the literacy related competencies of ten skill training programs and their corresponding occupations. The report can be used in several ways. It can be read in the sequence in which the project was conducted - literature review, methodology, presentation of results and strategies to improve instruction.

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1990-01-01

Workplace Skills Development Program Feasibility Study - Final Report (1990)

This is the final report of the Workplace Skills Development Program Feasibility Study, which was established “to determine the feasibility of implementing in Saskatchewan a program similar to the Ontario Federation of Labour's BEST program given different geography, population, ethnic composition of members, and different types of workplaces.” The report concludes that the central goal for the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour must now be dev

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1990-01-01

Workplace Literacy Demands (1989)

The purpose of this study was to identify the literacy requirements of 10 college vocational training programs and their corresponding occupations. This document estimates the “readability” of the curriculum of the vocational courses and of the materials used at the job site. Results may help to improve instruction and assist basic education students in making more accurate career choices based on their skills.

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1990-01-01

Workplace Literacy Assessment Tools (1989)

One of the most important elements in setting up a workplace basic skills program is the assessment of the individual employee. Because this field is still evolving, research on different “assessment instruments” used in these programs is sketchy. However, evaluating the appropriateness of existing literacy instruments for use in workplace basic skills programs may provide some insight into further test development strategies.

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1990-01-01

Literacy, Economy and Society: A Review (1996)

This article critically examines the cultural bias of the International Adult Literacy Survey.

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1990-01-01

Basic Skills in the Total Quality Workplace (1994)

This article provides advice to basic skills trainers on how to incorporate Total Quality Management (TQM) principles into the design and delivery of workplace education programs. The components of TQM as a management philosophy are introduced. The author makes the point that basic skills training can easily be overlooked in TQM training, but is in fact a necessary precursor of TQM training.

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1990-01-01

The Canadian Heritage Community Partnership and Voluntarism Collection (1997)

This page provides links to a collection of 15 publications, grouped under the following headings:
1. Recruiting Volunteers: "Volunteering: A Traditional Canadian Value" "Why People Volunteer" "Stronger Together" "Bridges to the Future" "Family Volunteering: The Ties That Bind" "Volunteering for Work Experience" "A Springboard to Tomorrow"

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1990-01-01

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