Publications

The Centre for Literacy produces many unique publications for literacy practitioners, researchers, policy-makers, and interested members of the community.

Recently Added Publications

La mesure du succès : Document d`information

Project Documentation | Published in 2010 | Updated June 5, 2013
Authored by The Centre for Literacy

Ce document présente les objectifs du projet et les questions de recherche; on y définit en outre les termes «alphabétisation » et « compétences essentielles » tels qu’ils sont utilisés dans le contexte canadien et dans d’autres pays.

Meeting Expectations: Measuring the Impacts of Workplace Essential Skills Training - Executive Summary

Project Documentation | Published in 2013 | Updated June 25, 2013
Authored by Boris Palameta, David Gyarmati, Norm Leckie, Tharsni Kankesan, Michael Dowie

Measures of Success (MoS) was a national research project designed to assess the outcomes of workplace literacy and essential skills initiatives beyond immediate end-of-program results. This is the executive summary of the final report for the project.

Sharing Knowledge, Unlocking Potential (April 2013 Newsletter)

News from the Centre | Published in 2013 | Updated May 6, 2013
Authored by The Centre for Literacy

Uncharted Territory: Can Social Innovation Revitalize Literacy and Essential Skills Programs?

Research Brief | Published in 2013 | Updated June 5, 2013
Authored by John MacLaughlin and Ron Samson

This research brief summarizes the paper of the same title posted in February 2013. It highlights what is known about social innovation, describes and analyzes the different forms of social innovation and considers if and how it might apply in the context of literacy and essential skills in Canada.

E-News: February 2013

News from the Centre | Published in 2013 | Updated March 21, 2013
Authored by The Centre for Literacy

News of new publications, sharing findings from the Measures of Success research project, and recordings of recent webinars.

Ecologies of Learning: Culture, Context and Outcomes of Workplace LES

Research Brief | Published in February, 2013 | Updated April 3, 2013
Authored by Juliet Merrifield

This brief summarizes research on the ways culture and context influence the outcomes of Workplace Literacy and Essential Skills (WLES) interventions

Uncharted Territory: Can Social Innovation Revitalize Literacy and Essential Skills Programs?

Institute Document | Published in February, 2013 | Updated April 3, 2013
Authored by John MacLaughlin, Ron Samson

A look at models of social innovation and finance and their potential to revitalize literacy and essential skills programs.

E-News: November 2012

News from the Centre | Published in 2012 | Updated January 3, 2013

News on recent acquisitions by the library, the French Research Framework for the Measures of Success project, our links to resources on Understanding International Findings on Literacy & Skills, presentations and photos from Fall Institute 2012, our November 2012 research scan, a call for donations to The Centre and our Family Literacy Day event of January 2013.

La mesure du succès: Alphabétisation et compétences essentielles en milieu de travail - Cadre de recherche

Project Documentation | Published in November, 2012 | Updated June 13, 2013

Le présent rapport décrit un cadre d’évaluation du projet La mesure du succès qui vise à soupeser les impacts de la formation en alphabétisation et en compétences essentielles (ACE) en milieu de travail. Il présente un cadre général qui couvre les répercussions possibles des programmes de formation en ACE et les facteurs d’intérêt connexes. Il est prévu que le projet La mesure du succès utilisera des outils d’évaluation standardisés pour mesurer certains résultats et facteurs, mais se contentera de noter les autres. C’est au comité directeur du projet qu’il reviendra de décider quels résultats et facteurs connexes seront finalement mesurés.

E-News October 2012

News from the Centre | Published in 2012 | Updated November 7, 2012

News about Summer and Fall Institutes 2012, our latest research scan, a paper on the context of workplace learning by Juliet Merrifield, our search for a board member from the Atlantic region and our Friends campaign.

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