Category Archives: Workplace Literacy

“Talkin’ ‘Bout my Generation: More Educated but Less Skilled Canadians”

The C.D. Howe Institute released a report entitled “Talkin’ ‘Bout my Generation: More Educated but Less Skilled Canadians” by Parisa Mahboubi. The author looks at differences in literacy skills comparing 2003 (IALSS) and 2012 (PIAAC). Canada and Norway were the … Continue reading

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New PIAAC report – “Skills Matter – Further Results from the Survey of Adult Skills”

The OECD published yesterday a new report based on the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) data. The report examines PIAAC data on information-processing skills, workplace skills and the outcomes of investments in skills. The report can … Continue reading

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Swiss approaches to financing basic skills and promoting workplace learning

Yesterday I published a post about the European Basic Skills Network’s June 2015 conference on Strategies that work: governance, financing and implementation in the provision of basic skills for adults. As I was poking around the information about the conference … Continue reading

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Order of Canada to Barb Byers

Congratulations to Barb Byers on being named to the Order of Canada. Barb has been a literacy advocate for over 25 years. She pioneered WEST, a workplace literacy program, as President of the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour. As Secretary Treasurer … Continue reading

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A new home for the New Zealand Literacy Portal

One of my favourite sources of information on literacy is the New Zealand Literacy Portal. For years, every month I receive an email with a synopsis of the latest reports from across the world. For years, our Canadian research was … Continue reading

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