ERIC Number: ED350419
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: 0
A National Literacy Strategy for Older Canadians.
One Voice, the Canadian Seniors Network, Inc., Ottawa (Ontario).
A national strategy to provide literacy education for all older Canadians who need it is described in this document. Developed in response to a 1989 survey finding that 64 percent of Canadians aged 55-69 experience some degree of trouble with everyday reading material, the strategy includes a rationale, objectives, and a 3-year start-up plan to develop the commitment, the tools, and the impetus to work toward the achievement of the goal of "a society where low literacy is not a barrier to full participation of seniors." The five chapters are as follows: (1) an introduction to the problems; (2) background information on literacy and seniors; (3) a rationale, guiding principles, and methods; (4) a 3-year start-up plan; and (5) and a conclusion calling for One Voice to take the lead in promoting literacy for older Canadians. Five appendixes list task force members, provide draft terms of reference for the proposed coalition and the secretariat, outline the elements of an awareness plan, list task force recommendations, and list publications on older adult literacy. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Educational Needs, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Literacy Education, Middle Aged Adults, Older Adults, Policy Formation, Program Design, Public Policy
One Voice, the Canadian Seniors Network, 901-350 Sparks Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 7S8, Canada ($10; $8 members).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Literacy Secretariat, Ottawa (Ontario).; Ontario Office for Senior Citizens' Affairs, Toronto.; Ontario Dept. of Education, Toronto.
Authoring Institution: One Voice, the Canadian Seniors Network, Inc., Ottawa (Ontario).
Identifiers: Canada; One Voice The Canadian Seniors Network
Note: For a related document, see CE 062 100.