Category Archives: Value of Adult Education

Value of Integrating IT Skills into Adult Basic Education Programs

Many community learning programs in  Nova Scotia incorporate some kind of IT training into their literacy and essential skills programs. At the Valley Community Learning Association for example, there are separate community basics classes offered each month as well as … Continue reading

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Link between Literacy Level and Expensive Utilization of Health Services

Community learning organizations in Nova Scotia have long integrated health literacy modules into their Adult Learning Program (ALP) curricula. Programs help adults build their reading and comprehension skills using pill bottles, community health board brochures, and nutritional guides, among other … Continue reading

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Relationship Between Literacy and Labour Productivity and GDP

Here is some interesting information from a C.D. Howe study from October 2005 entitled Public Investment in Skills: Are Canadian Governments Doing Enough? The authors make a strong link between raising literacy levels and increases in a country’s labour productivity … Continue reading

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Interrelating Low Literacy with Health, Crime and Social Assistance

Further to Karen Blair’s previous post, here’s an example of interrelating low literacy with health, crime, social assistance, etc. for Cape Breton Regional Municipality (CBRM), from Adult Learning Association of Cape Breton County’s United Way “Poverty to Possibility” application. • … Continue reading

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Cost Estimates of Dropping Out of High School in Canada

http://www.ccl-cca.ca/pdfs/OtherReports/CostofdroppingoutHankivskyFinalReport.pdf This is from the 2008 report prepared for Canadian Council on Learning “Cost Estimates of Dropping Out of High School in Canada”. The report has both national and provincial data. Using the chart on page 67,  Karen Blair, executive director of the Adult … Continue reading

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