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Canadian Results of the International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey
This report presents the results of the 2003 International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey (IALSS) that measured the proficiencies in literacy, numeracy and problem solving of the Canadian population. It shows the skills distributions of the population of each of the ten provinces and three territories and of specific subpopulations, such as immigrants, Aboriginal peoples and minority language groups.
The report also analyses the relationships between socio-demographic characteristics, such as age, education, type of work and income, and performance in literacy, numeracy and problem solving.
Women's Education des femmes, Spring 1987 - Vol. 5, No. 3 & Spring 1999, Vol. 13, No. 1
Authors: Kathleen Rockhill
This article is an excerpt of the original version of a paper presented at a conference held in Vancouver in 1986. It concerns interviews conducted by Kathleen Rockhill with over 100 Latino immigrant women and some Spanish-speaking natives in Southern California. These particular women were interviewed because in this area of California, most people identified as illiterate were not native speakers of English.
According to the 1994 international Adult Literacy Survey (IALS), literacy skills differ considerably between Canada's two official language groups. People whose mother tongue is English generally have higher scores on literacy tests than those whose mother tongue is French. In fact, the disparities are large: two to three times as many anglophones as francophones scored at the highest skill levels. This article first examines the literacy profiles of Canada's two main linguistic groups in terms of such variables as education, age and reading habits, and then calculates the effect of these variables on the "literacy gap" between the two groups.
Literacy and EAL Curriculum from a Feminist Perspective
Authors: Kate Nonesuch
This book arose out of the ongoing work of the Literacy Committee of the CCLOW Board. It is a book of curriculum for women in literacy and English-as-an-additional-language (EAL) programs.
The book contains chapters on various themes, such as herstory, role models, self esteem, cross-cultural awareness, roles, everyday life, safer sex and work, as well as chapters organized around the genres of poetry and song and one organized around women's ways of learning.
Making Connections is a book of curriculum for women in literacy and English-as-an-additional language (EAL) programs, developed as a result of the ongoing work of the Literacy Committee of the CCLOW Board. Since its development, some gaps were identified in the curriculum document in addressing racism and presenting culture-based approaches to learning. As a result, this supplemental document was developed, containing a list, which is by no means exhaustive, of suggestions for facilitators, instructors and tutors who use Making Connections.
Authors: Atlantic Provinces Economic Council
The document "Report Card", published by the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council, is an overview of the IALSS, released in 2005.
The main themes of the document are:
- Labour Market Outcomes
- Industry Sectors
- Incidence of Low Proficiency
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