ERIC Number: ED404557
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Policy Conversation on Literacy Research (Aylmer, Quebec, Canada, February 5-7, 1996). A Report.
National Literacy Secretariat, Ottawa (Ontario).
This publication reports on a policy conversation, the theme for which was defining a research strategy for literacy in Canada. It is a compilation of a variety of documents--some were available at the event, others have been prepared to summarize the policy conversation itself. Section I, National Literacy Secretariat (NLS): Policy Conversations, describes the policy conversation model. Section II is the agenda. Section III lists the discussion questions for the three discrete parts of the conversation: the past tense, the present tense, and the future tense. Section IV, "Research and Literacy in Canada: A Discussion Paper to Support the Policy Conversation on Literacy Research" (Burt Perrin) highlights the following topics related to research and literacy in Canada: the state-of-the-art of literacy research, the literacy community and how it views research, awareness of research, activity within the research community regarding literacy, enabling researchers and literacy practitioners to work cooperatively, specific research issues and needs, development of a literacy research strategy for Canada, and status of the literacy field and implications for research. Section V, "A Conversation about Developing a Literacy Research Strategy: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow," is a guide to the conversation and the ideas expressed at the meeting. Section VI, "Closing Remarks" (James E. Page), summarizes principles that emerged and proposes an architecture of a literacy strategy. Section VII is "Review of NLS Research Projects" (Marla Daschko). Section VIII is a participant list. Section IX is an evaluation summary. An appendix presents the following information on NLS research projects in chart form: year, title and description, and awardee. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Foreign Countries, Literacy, Literacy Education, Policy Formation, Research and Development, Research Design, Research Methodology, Research Needs, Theory Practice Relationship
National Literacy Secretariat, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 1K5, Canada.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Literacy Secretariat, Ottawa (Ontario).
Identifiers - Location: Canada