Early bird deadline May 1, 2014. How do Aboriginal results from large-scale assessments relate to the real-life learning and training situations faced by individuals? A young Aboriginal woman will talk at the Institute of how she found her way out of abuse and into training and work.
Webinar, Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 1 PM EDT
What role do Adult numeracy and international surveys of adults’ competencies play in educational policy- making? Dr. Jeff Evans, member of the PIAAC Expert Group and Summer Institute 2014 presenter, will present.
This scan focuses on current and recent research on social finance and Social Impact Bonds (SIB’s), including a report on social finance models that might be used in the field of Workplace Literacy and Essential Skills, a one-year report on the Riker's Island SIB, UK perspectives on structural changes to enable social impact investment, and more.
Webinar, Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Providing literacy and essential skills training (LES) to the least skilled workers can provide an excellent return on investment to employers. Social Research and Demonstration Corporation (SRDC) Research Director David Gyarmati highlighted this among other key findings from UPSKILL, a Pan-Canadian research and demonstration project.
Executive Director Linda Shohet will give a keynote at a Colloque sur la litteratie en santé on April 24, 2014, at Laval University in Quebec City. The event will be in French.