Research Summaries

These summaries of research reports, articles, and announcements have been reviewed by The Centre for its series of monthly research scans that began in August 2011. All the selected materials relate in some way to literacy and essential skills (LES). The summaries are searchable by keyword.

To do a simple keyword search, click on one of the hyperlinked terms below. With the results, you will also get a list of additional available search terms that will allow you to focus your search more precisely.

 
Available Terms:
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ABC Life Literacy Canada Conducting Employer Survey

Published in 2012 by The Centre for Literacy

A Case for Investing in Canadian Aboriginal LES

Published in 2012 by The Centre for Literacy

Adult Basic Skills and Health Related Outcomes

Published in 2012 by The Centre for Literacy

Adult Education Literacy Instruction: A Review of the Research

Published in 2011 by The Centre for Literacy

Adult Learners and Digital Media

Published in 2012 by The Centre for Literacy

Ageing and Skills: An OECD Study

Published in 2012 by The Centre for Literacy

Agents of Change: Strategy and Tactics for Social Innovation

Published in 2012 by The Centre for Literacy

Are Ontario Elementary Students Enjoying Reading Less?

Published in 2012 by The Centre for Literacy

A Social Capital Inventory for Adult Literacy Learners

Published in 2012 by The Centre for Literacy

Assessing the Impact of Research

Published in 2013 by The Centre for Literacy

Australian Study Finds No Literacy “Crisis” in Workplaces

Published in 2013 by The Centre for Literacy

Beyond Deficit Approaches to Teaching and Learning

Published in 2013 by The Centre for Literacy

Bridge Programs for Low-Skill Adults

Published in 2012 by The Centre for Literacy

Bringing Social Impact Bonds to the U.S.

Published in 2012 by The Centre for Literacy

Call for a U.S. National Credentialing System

Published in 2012 by The Centre for Literacy

Canadian Data Collection for PIAAC Complete

Published in 2012 by The Centre for Literacy

Canadian Government Highlights Notable Social Finance Proposals

Published in 2013 by The Centre for Literacy

Canadian Labour Market Analysis Finds "Skills Mismatch"

Published in 2013 by The Centre for Literacy

Canadian Task Force on Social Finance Reports

Published in 2012 by The Centre for Literacy

Certifying Adult Education Teachers

Published in 2011 by The Centre for Literacy

CLLN 2012 Environmental Scan

Published in 2013 by The Centre for Literacy

CLLN Announces Survey of LES Workforce

Published in 2012 by The Centre for Literacy

CLLN Labour Market Study of Literacy and Essential Skills Workers

Published in 2012 by The Centre for Literacy

CLLN’s Literacy and Earnings Project

Published in 2012 by The Centre for Literacy

CLLN’s Literacy and Earnings Project: Centre for Literacy Report

Published in 2012 by The Centre for Literacy

CMEC Report Identifies Key Policy Issues in Aboriginal Education

Published in 2013 by The Centre for Literacy

CoCo Identifies Multiple Aspects of Quebec’s Community Sector

Published in 2012 by The Centre for Literacy

COCo Researches Anglophone Community Groups in Quebec

Published in 2011 by The Centre for Literacy

Comparative Analysis of CLB Benchmarking Methods

Published in 2012 by The Centre for Literacy

Conference Board of Canada Aboriginal Workers Survey Report

Published in 2012 by The Centre for Literacy

Conference Board of Canada Conducts Aboriginal Workers Survey

Published in 2012 by The Centre for Literacy

Creating Digital Stories to Enhance Vocational Learning

Published in 2011 by The Centre for Literacy

Culture and Employment in Australia

Published in 2013 by The Centre for Literacy

CUPE Guide to Provincial and Terrirorial Adult Literacy Policy

Published in 2013 by The Centre for Literacy

Deaf Workforce: National Research Project

Published in 2012 by The Centre for Literacy

Determining the Monetary Value of Adult Learning

Published in 2012 by The Centre for Literacy

Developing the Functional Skills Framework in the UK

Published in 2013 by The Centre for Literacy

Diabetes literacy: Health and Adult Practitioners in Partnership

Published in 2012 by The Centre for Literacy

Differing Skill Requirements Across Countries and Over Time

Published in 2012 by The Centre for Literacy

Digital Technology Competency Developed in Ontario

Published in 2013 by The Centre for Literacy

Effective Work-Related Learning in SME’s

Published in 2012 by The Centre for Literacy

E-learning for Adult Literacy, Language and Numeracy

Published in 2011
Published for E-learning, Distance learning, New Zealand, Reports, Technology

Embedding in Ontario Vocational Programs

Published in 2011 by The Centre for Literacy

Essential Skills through Safety and Health

Published in 2012 by The Centre for Literacy

Essential Skills through Safety and Health (ESSH) Report

Published in 2012 by The Centre for Literacy

Evaluation of Embedded WLES Programs in New Zealand

Published in 2013 by The Centre for Literacy

Evaluation of Reading Instruction Program in Minnesota

Published in 2013 by The Centre for Literacy

Evidence on the Wider Benefits of Family Learning

Published in 2012 by The Centre for Literacy

Facilitating Student Learning Through Contextualization

Published in 2012 by The Centre for Literacy

Facilitating Student Learning Through Contextualization

Published in 2012 by The Centre for Literacy

Financing Social Innovation in Europe

Published in 2012 by The Centre for Literacy

Flexible Models for Learning English Needed for Refugee Mothers

Published in 2012 by The Centre for Literacy

Frontier College Studies Impacts of its Programs

Published in 2013 by The Centre for Literacy

Further Results from the Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey

Published in 2012 by The Centre for Literacy

Guide to Embedding LES in Workplaces Based on BC Research Study

Published in 2013 by The Centre for Literacy

How Adult Literacy Learners use Social Networking Sites

Published in 2011 by The Centre for Literacy

HRSDC-Prepared Resource List on Social Finance and Enterprise

Published in 2012 by The Centre for Literacy

Identifying Multiple Aspects of Quebec’s Community Sector

Published in 2012 by The Centre for Literacy

Incorporating Digital Technologies in Adult Basic Education

Published in 2012 by The Centre for Literacy

Integrating Learning into Workplace Practice: A UK Study

Published in 2012 by The Centre for Literacy

Irish Study on Community Education

Published in 2011 by The Centre for Literacy

Is Kindergarten Too Easy?

Published in 2014

Job-related Training of Older Workers

Published in 2012 by The Centre for Literacy

Juggling Work, Life and Learning: A Struggle for Low-Paid Workers

Published in 2012 by The Centre for Literacy

Learning Together with Digital Technologies

Published in 2012 by The Centre for Literacy

Literacy, Numeracy and Disadvantage among Older Adults in England

Published in 2012 by The Centre for Literacy

Literacy Proficiency Differences Across Occupational Bounderies

Published in 2012 by The Centre for Literacy

Literacy Workplace Change in New Zealand

Published in 2012 by The Centre for Literacy

Local Accountability for Adult Learning and Skills

Published in 2012 by The Centre for Literacy

Longitudinal and International Study of Adults (LISA)

Published in 2013 by The Centre for Literacy

Mapping Adult Literacy Performance

Published in 2012 by The Centre for Literacy

Mapping Adult Literacy Performance in Australia

Published in 2012 by The Centre for Literacy

New Series of Research Briefs from Essential Skills Ontario

Published in 2012 by The Centre for Literacy

NIACE Research on the Provision of Training for Unemployed Adults

Published in 2012 by The Centre for Literacy

OECD and European Union Announce an “Online Version of PIAAC”

Published in 2013 by The Centre for Literacy

OECD Education at a Glance 2012 Report

Published in 2012 by The Centre for Literacy

Preliminary Evaluation of Social Impact Bond Pilot in UK

Published in 2013 by The Centre for Literacy

Preparing and Supporting Educators of Adult Refugee Learners

Published in 2013 by The Centre for Literacy

Putting a Monetary Value on Impacts of Adult Learning

Published in 2012 by The Centre for Literacy

Report on the NSW Social Impact Bonds Pilot

Published in 2012 by The Centre for Literacy

Research into the Wider Benefits of Adult Learning

Published in 2012 by The Centre for Literacy

Results of Workplace LES Program Evaluation Project Published

Published in 2013 by The Centre for Literacy

Return on Investment from Investing in Workforce Development

Published in 2012 by The Centre for literacy

Review of Informal Adult and Community Learning

Published in 2012 by The Centre for Literacy

Social Capital and Young People

Published in 2012 by The Centre for Literacy

Social Capital and Young People's Participation in Education

Published in 2012 by The Centre for Literacy

Social Finance’s Development of Social Impact Bond (SIB) Pilots

Published in 2012 by The Centre for Literacy

Social Innovation in Canada: A 2009 Update

Published in 2012 by The Centre for Literacy

Social Innovation in the European Union

Published in 2012 by The Centre for Literacy

Strategy and Tactics for Social Innovation

Published in 2012 by The Centre for Literacy

Stronger Together: Toward More Literate Communities

Published in 2012 by The Centre for Literacy

Supporting the Provision of Training for Unemployed Adult Learners

Published in 2012 by The Centre for Literacy

The Impact of Immigrants’ Life Stories on their Learning

Published in 2013 by The Centre for Literacy

The Longitudinal Study of Adult Learning: Challenging Assumptions

Published in 2013 by The Centre for Literacy

The Relationship between Adult Learning and Wellbeing

Published in 2012 by The Centre for Literacy

The Role of Technology in Engaging Disengaged Youth

Published in 2012 by The Centre for Literacy

The (UK) Armed Forces Basic Skills Longitudinal Study (2008-2011)

Published in 2011 by The Centre for Literacy

UK Practitioner-led Action Research Projects 2012

Published in 2012 by The Centre for Literacy

UK Report on Community Sector Involvement in Adult Education

Published in 2013 by The Centre for Literacy

UK Study of Community Education Outcomes

Published in 2013 by The Centre for Literacy

UK Study on Numeracy Instruction

Published in 2011 by The Centre for Literacy

Union Learning Representatives and Workplace Learning

Published in 2012 by The Centre for Literacy

Union-Led Work-Related Learning

Published in 2012 by The Centre for Literacy

US PIAAC Results report

Published in 2013

U.S. to Carry Out Supplementary PIAAC Surveys

Published in 2013 by The Centre for Literacy

Wellbeing Outcomes of Learning among Older Adults in England

Published in 2012 by The Centre for Literacy

When Words Fail: National Workforce Literacy Project

Published in 2012 by The Centre for Literacy

Wider Benefits of Family Learning

Published in 2012 by The Centre for Literacy

Work-related Informal Learning

Published in 2012 by The Centre for Literacy
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