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PROJECT:
Adult Literacy Programs, Policies
and Practices: Lessons Learned

Client Evaluation Services, Evaluation and Data Development,
Human Resources Development Canada
Deliverable
  • Adult Literacy Lessons Learned Technical Report an extensive literature review of adult literacy studies and reports from Canada and other industrialized countries.
  • Adult Literacy Programs, Policies And Practices: Lessons Learned a report of the implications of interventions directed at adult literacy
  • Lessons for Adult Literacy -- an brochure setting out what has been learned about policies, programs and practices in adult literacy
Production
Processes
  • complete project management
  • extensive literature review in English and French
  • synthesis and analysis of documents from all over the world
  • writing of three reports: a technical research report, a synthesized analysis with recommendations, and a plain language brochure
Content
Expertise
  • adult literacy interventions past and present
  • issues associated with adult literacy and basic education
  • education and training in Canada
  • policy analysis and program evaluation
  • research processes
Partners Consultative group of experts from:
  • adult literacy students MCL Learners Network
  • providers of literacy programs -- Frontier College
  • resource centres -- Centre for Literacy in Quebec
  • information providers National Adult Literacy Database
  • provincial adult education ministries
  • advocacy groups Ontario Literacy Coalition
  • the media, workplace educators, researchers and policy makers
Date Fall 1998 to Spring 1999
Contact Tom Brecher
Evaluation and Data Development, HRDC
Ottawa, Canada
613-957-4974
Tom.Brecher@spg.org

Brigid Hayes
National Literacy Secretariat, HRDC
Ottawa Canada
819-9-953-5568
hayesb@fox.nstn.ca