Monthly Archives: May 2016

Statistics Canada’s Insight Reports on Literacy Skills

Statistics Canada has released three papers containing further analysis of the data from Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC). The first, released in November 2014, is entitled¬†University graduates with lower levels of literacy and numeracy skills and … Continue reading

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Pallister ends five departments, shuffles duties – Winnipeg Free Press

From the Winnipeg Free Press – adult learning and literacy along with immigration, child care, early learning, workforce development, income support is now under the Department of Education and Training. ************************************************************ The Pallister government has scrapped five major departments and … Continue reading

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Literacy Partners of Manitoba closes

Yet another provincial literacy organization has been forced to shut its doors. Literacy Partners of Manitoba has issued a statement that it closed its doors on April 30. (see LPM-Notice of Closure) In International Literacy Year, 1990, Canada had literacy … Continue reading

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Literacies reading list

literacy enquirer has put together an excellent reading list of publications on the subject of literacies. Thanks to Maria Moriarty for the list. Do take a look: Something for all of us

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