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Literacy Information and Communication System, 2011
This edition of "'LINCS' Resource Collection News" features the Program Management Collection, which covers the topics of Assessment, Learning Disabilities, and Program Improvement. Each month Collections News features one of the three "LINCS" (Literacy Information and Communication System) Resource Collections--Basic Skills, Program Management,…
Descriptors: Program Improvement, Learning Disabilities, Family Literacy, Reading Difficulties
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Hastwell, Kim; Strauss, Pat; Kell, Catherine – Journal of Education and Work, 2013
This paper reports on an ethnographically based study of entry level supermarket work. The study, carried out in a large suburban supermarket in Auckland, New Zealand, focused on the literacy and numeracy practices of supermarket assistants, all who had English as an additional language. It found that skills such as oral communication, personal…
Descriptors: Workplace Literacy, Vocational Education, Numeracy, Foreign Countries
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Adolwa, Ivan S.; Okoth, Peter F.; Mulwa, Richard M.; Esilaba, Anthony O.; Mairura, Franklin S.; Nambiro, Elizabeth – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2012
Purpose: The following study was carried out to evaluate the socio-economic factors influencing access to Integrated Soil Fertility Management (ISFM) information and knowledge among farmers in western Kenya, and subsequent ISFM uptake with a view to assessing communication gaps. Design/Methodology/Approach: Structured questionnaires were…
Descriptors: Agricultural Occupations, Information Sources, Foreign Countries, Information Services
Giguere, Louis – Journal of Distance Education, 2009
In 1997 the British Columbia Open University (BCOU) adopted a virtualization strategy based primarily on twinning off-line independent study distance education courses (textbook-based with study guide and telephone and e-mail tutor support) with alternate online versions (textbook-based with integrated conferencing and communications provided…
Descriptors: Independent Study, Open Universities, Adult Basic Education, Benchmarking
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Sseguya, Haroon; Mazur, Robert; Abbott, Eric; Matsiko, Frank – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2012
Purpose: To examine the status and priorities for agricultural information generation, dissemination and utilization in the context of agricultural innovation systems in southeast Uganda. Design/Methodology/Approach: Group discussions were conducted with six communities in Kamuli district, southeast Uganda. The focus was on information sources and…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Information Sources, Rural Development, Innovation
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Friedman, Daniela; Tanwar, Manju; Yoho, Deborah W.; Richter, Jane V. E. – Community Literacy Journal, 2009
Being prepared with accurate, credible, and timely information during a disaster can help individuals make informed decisions about taking appropriate actions. Unfortunately, many people have difficulty understanding health and risk-related resources. This exploratory, mixed methods study assessed disaster information seeking behaviors and…
Descriptors: Information Needs, Terrorism, Self Efficacy, Public Health
OECD Publishing (NJ1), 2005
The Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey (ALL) is a large-scale co-operative effort undertaken by governments, national statistics agencies, research institutions and multi-lateral agencies. The development and management of the study were co-ordinated by Statistics Canada and the Educational Testing Service (ETS) in collaboration with the…
Descriptors: Life Satisfaction, Familiarity, Numeracy, Demography
Academy for Educational Development, 2004
This document reports on a programme of technical assistance for the Sector Education and Training Authority for Secondary Agriculture (SETASA) in 2003/2004. It presents background information which is both essential for understanding the rest of the report, including its attachments, and can be seen as reflecting some of the insights gained…
Descriptors: Qualifications, Program Descriptions, Skill Development, Agriculture