The Measures of Success : Workplace Literacy and Essential Skills Initiatives project : background paper
Ce rapport réalisé par Dr. Maria Salomon et edité par les employés du Centre for Literacy, présente le projet du même nom qui vise à trouver, adapter et tester un modèle d'évaluation qui mesurerait les impacts à long terme de l'alphabétisation et des compétences essentielles en milieu de travail ("workplace literacy and essential skills (LES)). Il est mené par Workplace Education Manitoba, Nova Scotia Department of Labour and Workforce Development et le Centre for Literacy, avec le soutien du Conseil canadien sur l'apprentissage et d'un chercheur néo-zélandais.
Présentation du projet (extraite du rapport, en version originale anglaise)
«The Measures of Success: Workplace Literacy and Essential Skills Initiatives project seeks to adapt and test an evaluation model that will measure long-term impacts of workplace literacy and essential skills (LES), to demonstrate the value of this investment to employers and to motivate workers and employers to engage in LES in the workplace. Working from a recent evidence-based model from New Zealand that integrates quantitative and qualitative measures, the project partners will apply it to ten sites each in Manitoba and Nova Scotia to compare outcomes. The project will contribute to the research base around key evaluation questions in literacy and essential skills.
The project partners are Workplace Education Manitoba, Nova Scotia Department of Labour and Workforce Development, and The Centre for Literacy, as managing partner, with support from Canadian Council on Learning and from a New Zealand researcher. The three-year project (2009-2012) has been funded by the Office of Literacy and Essential Skills (OLES), Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC).
Présentation du rapport (extraite du rapport, en version originale anglaise)
This Background Paper has been written to provide a historical context for the project. The paper draws heavily on a comprehensive literature review published in August 2009. Supplemental research was conducted in September and October 2009, with further additions between January and April 2010.
This paper identifies the project goals and research questions and defines LES with reference to the Canadian context and notes definitions used in other countries. Starting from the goals of the project, the paper focuses on LES evaluation, highlights current dominant practice in measuring outcomes and discusses recent thinking about additional or alternative ways to capture a range of outcomes for learners, to employers, and communities. It provides an overview of recent knowledge and practice in workplace LES, highlighting best practices. The final sections describe workplace LES policy and initiatives in Manitoba and Nova Scotia, where the evaluation model developed by this project will be applied. The profiles outline evaluation models currently in use and notes similarities and differences. The paper concludes with an extended bibliography.»
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