We encourage you to explore the resources listed here to learn more about:
HRSDC’s website (http://www.hrsdc.gc.ca/eng/workplaceskills/essential_skills/general/home.shtml)
This website Contains a wealth
of information about Essential Skills. Included are profiles of nearly
200 entry level jobs in Canada. These profiles provide detailed examples
of how Essential Skills – reading text, document use, numeracy, oral
communication etc. – are used to complete job tasks.
Teachers and instructors will find the Readers’ Guide to Essential Skills Profiles, which can be downloaded at this site, very helpful in understanding complexity levels and other aspects of this job-profiling methodolgy.
Development Canada and Statistics Canada 1996. Reading the Future:
A Portrait of Literacy in Canada.
Information about IALS is significant and plentiful. Use
a search engine and the words International Adult Literacy Survey to
find more information about the numerous surveys that have been
conducted, related research and reaction from around the world.
Test Review: Workplace Assessment
Tools by Maurice Taylor
To order copies contact:
1. All of the materials that are posted on the How do your skills Measure Up? site are available on CD for easy down load. These materials can be integrated into curriculum to suit the skill levels and interests of learners.
2. SkillPlan Publications
SkillPlan, a joint labour and management initiative of the B C construction industry, was established as a not-for-profit society in March, 1991. The Council is the industry’s response to an evolving workplace that requires greater reading, writing, math, problem solving and oral communication skills. To this end and with financial support from Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, a number of publications have been produced. The following are a few that may be of interest.
Document Use at Work
Numeracy at Work
Writing at Work
Reading at Work
A complete list of publications and ordering options are available at www.skillplan.ca.
The Measure Up website is made possible with financial assistance from: