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Implementation of the New LMDA and WDA Agreements: Some Insight from British Columbia

Originally posted on The Welfare State Matters….:
ASPECT (the Association of Service Providers for Employability and Career Training) has been the voice of BC’s community based training and workplace development service providers for over 30 years. Their annual fall conference…

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HEQCO makes questionable and problematic claims after completing pilot featuring OECD’s Education and Skills Online

Originally posted on Policy Problems:
The Higher Education Quality Council (HEQCO) recently proclaimed that one-quarter of graduating students score below adequate on measures of literacy, numeracy  This was quickly mimicked in a Globe and Mail headline: One in four Ontario…

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The Centre  for Family Literacy has created an app  to help improve literacy

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Federal government underspends on literacy (once again…)

The federal Public Accounts for 2015-2016 were posted on October 25, 2016 []. Once again, Employment and Social Development Canada underspent on literacy and essential skills projects leaving $13,133,194 on the table. Large lapses in the spending under the Adult … Continue reading

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The Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks has posted the following full-time job in Ottawa: PROJECT MANAGER / SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER “The position involves project management responsibilities. It reports directly to the Executive Director.  Depending on experience and qualifications of the … Continue reading

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2015 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 7,100 times in 2015. If it were a NYC subway … Continue reading

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New adult reading assessment available

The Adult Literacy Research Institute out of Alberta recently announced a new reading assessment tool informally aligned with the International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) and the Alberta Reading Benchmarks. I’ve not taken a look at the tool but thought some … Continue reading

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