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Annotated List of Publications

MacLeod, Carol. (2010) Summary Report: National Occupational Analysis Construction Electrician-Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Systems Certified. Toronto, ON: National Electrical Trade Council.

MacLeod, Carol. (2010) Numeracy Power Warm-up Guide. Toronto, ON: National Electrical Trade Council.

MacLeod, Carol. (2009) Guide to Best Practices for Joint Apprenticeship Committees in the Electrical Industry, 2nd Edition. Toronto, ON: National Electrical Trade Council.

MacLeod, Carol. (2008) Test-Taking Strategies for Interprovincial Red Seal Electrical Exams. Toronto, ON: National Electrical Trade Council.

MacLeod, Carol. (2007) The Evolution of Essential Skills in Canada. Prepared for Human Resources and Social Development Canada. Unpublished.

MacLeod, Carol. (2005) “A Critique of the Essential Skills Methodology Developed by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada.” In Wallace T, Murphy, N. Lépine, G. & Brown D. (editors); Exploring New Directions in Essential Skills. Ottawa, ON: Public Policy Forum.

MacLeod, Carol. (2004) Essential Skills as a Predictor of Safety Performance Among CPPI-certified Petroleum Professional Drivers in Alberta. Ottawa, ON: Canadian Trucking Human Resources Council.

MacLeod, Carol. (2003) Essential Skills Needs Assessment of IBEW Members in Canada (Construction and Utility). Toronto, ON: International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, First District, CANADA.

MacLeod, Carol. (2002) Essential Skills Needs Assessment of the Canadian Trucking Industry. Ottawa, ON: Canadian Trucking Human Resources Council.

Essential skills (a.k.a. employability skills) are enabling skills (e.g., reading text, document use, numeracy, computer use) that help people to learn technical skills and to competently perform job tasks.  The purpose of this Report is to identify learning needs in the current and future Professional Driver workforce that are linked to essential skills and to recommend related development strategies.  Discussions of the future workforce include a particular focus on Aboriginal people and immigrants.

Lewe, Glenda & MacLeod, Carol.(2001) Step Into the World of Workplace Learning: A Collection of Authentic Workplace Materials . Scarborough, ON: Nelson Thomson Learning. Available in French (Cat. #0-17-608572-6) and English (Cat. #1-17-608571-8) by E-mail: inquire@nelson.com or phone 1-800-268-2222.

Job seekers need to have the skills demanded in the working world. The World of Workplace Learning can help. Itís a set of 49 examples of authentic material used in a variety of workplaces. The objective of this publication is to aid educators and trainers in exploring new ways of helping learners acquire key skills needed in the workplace and daily life.

The material, such as brochures and contracts, is taken directly from real companies operating in the marketplace. Lewe and MacLeod present these documents in a way that relates them to nine essential skills needed in the work world, as outlined in the 1994 Essential Skills Research Study by Human Resources Development Canada. These skills are found in virtually all jobs (e.g., Reading, Using documents, Oral communications, Thinking skills, Computer use, Writing, Numeracy, Working with others, Continuous learning). 

MacLeod, Carol.(1998) Updating Essential Skills for the World of Work. Toronto, ON: Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC).b

One of 12 discussion papers developed for the Third National Forum on Education sponsored by the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC) in May 1998. Prepared under contract to Human Resources Development Canada, which was one of 12 coordinating organizations leading the paper development process. Consultations with approximately 30 stakeholders informed the identification of the issues explored.

The paper flows from the theme "The Changing Labour Market Environment." Its purpose is to initiate discussion about increasing the opportunities for adults to update their essential skills for the world of work and related policy areas where pan-Canadian action would be desirable.

Available in French and English on CMECís Web site (www.cmec.ca).

Fownes, Lynda; Lewe, Glenda; MacLeod, Carol; and Mair, Debra (Editor). (1997) Readerís Guide to Essential Skills Profiles. Ottawa, ON: Human Resources Development Canada.

The Readerís Guide outlines HRDCís methodology for analyzing occupational essential skills requirements and offers explanations of complexity rating scales, illustrative examples, etc. It is especially useful to trainers and educators and a must read for professionals seeking certification in Essential Skills Profiling.

Available in French and English on HRDCís Web Site (www.hrdc-drhc.gc.ca/essentialskills)

MacLeod, Carol; McDougall, John; and Warrian, Peter. (1997) Labour Market Analysis for Operating Engineers Trades and Occupations. Ottawa, ON: Canadian Operating Engineers Industrial Adjustment Services Committee.

The purpose of the study was to develop a knowledge base to guide training and labour force development and adjustment of operating engineers trades and occupations in Canada for the period 1995 - 2005. The IAS Committee specified 28 trades and occupations for evaluation.

Lewe, Glenda and MacLeod, Carol.(1996) A Methodology to Guide Research on Occupational Basic Skills as Applied to a Human Resources Study of Operating Engineers Trades and Occupations. Ottawa, ON: Canadian Operating Engineers Industrial Adjustment Services (IAS) Committee.

A report describing the methodology used to guide the basic skills research component of the Labour Market Analysis for Operating Engineers Trades and Occupations. Useful for practitioners who wish to integrate basic skills research into a broader labour market study.

Available by contacting Carol MacLeod (contact@carolmacleod.com).

MacLeod, Carol in consultation with Lewe, G. (1996) A Report on Current and Emerging Basic Skills Requirements For Operating Engineers (OE) Trades and Occupations. Ottawa, ON: Canadian Operating Engineers Industrial Adjustment Services Committee.

A stand-alone report commissioned as the basic skills research component of the Labour Market Analysis for Operating Engineers Trades and Occupations. It uses the job-profiling methodology of the Essential Skills Research Project, HRDC, to analyze the essential skills requirements of 28 operating engineers trades and occupations. Training gaps are identified by comparing the essential skills attributes of the workforce to the occupational essential skills requirements. Recommendations to address the training needs are outlined.

MacLeod, Carol. (1995) Learning for Life: Final Report on an Essential Skills Needs Assessment Conducted for the Membership of the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE), Local 904. Mount Pearl, NFLD: IUOE, Local 904.

A study on the essential skills training needs of the members of Local 904 of the International Union of Operating Engineers in the province of Newfoundland & Labrador. Much of the research was conducted on site at the Hibernia Project at Bull Arm, where crane and heavy equipment operators needed skills updating to utilize new electronic digital equipment coming into the construction industry.

MacLeod, Carol. (1995) Principles of Good Practice in Workplace/Workforce Education: A Report on the Think Tank. Toronto, ON: ABC CANADA and the National Literacy Secretariat.

Statements of good practice in workplace/workforce education developed at a think tank by twenty individuals with related experience from a variety of vantage points -- business, labour, educators, workplace consultants and government. The Report was intended to provide a springboard for discussion in the field, stimulating organizations to develop their own principles of good practice.

Available in French and English from ABC Canadaís Workplace Education Centre at 1-800-303-1044.

MacLeod, Carol. (1994) Highlights of Federal Government Training & Literacy Initiatives (1966-1994). Toronto, ON: ABC CANADA.

The purpose of this report was to offer those with a professional interest in training and literacy an opportunity to acquire a basic understanding of Canadaís related public policy from an historical perspective. It was synthesized from a more detailed research report commissioned by ABC Canada.

Available in English only from ABC Canadaís Workplace Education Centre at 1-800-303-1044.

MacLeod, Carol. (1994) Operating Engineers Training Institute of Ontario: Basic Skills Needs Assessment Morrisburg, ON: Operating Engineers Training Institute of Ontario.

The Operating Engineers Training Institute of Ontario provides technical skills training in the areas of craning, heavy equipment and operating equipment in a hazardous material environment. This study provides an analysis of the basic skills training needs of those participating in training at the Morrisburg school. Among the recommendations forwarded is that basicl skills training be integrated into the technical skills training.

MacLeod, Carol. (1993) Championing Workplace Child Care. Fredericton, NB: International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), Local 2309.

A case study featuring the development of a workplace daycare centre, located at NB Powerís head office in Fredericton, by the IBEW, Local 2309 (now IBEW, Local 37).

Copies available by contacting Carol MacLeod.

MacLeod, Carol; Shohat, Linda; and Taylor, Maurice. (1992) "Bringing the Partners Together in Workplace Literacy, A Canadian Perspective" in New Horizons in Adult Education", Vol. 6, No. 2, pg. 19-30.

The authors documented their viewpoints on forging partnerships to deliver workplace education programs following a joint presentation at a conference sponsored by the American Association of Adult Continuing Education.

The journal is available at most university libraries.

MacLeod, Carol. (1990) "Literacy for Workers: A Labour Perspective on Basic Skills" in Adult literacy in Canada: results of a national survey". Ottawa, ON: Statistics Canada

The author was invited to write this article when she held the position of National Coordinator of Education for the Canadian Federation of Labour. It stands among articles written from various perspectives (e.g., business, Aboriginal people) on Canadaís first national survey of adult literacy.

This and other Statistics Canada publications may be purchased from local authorized agents and community bookstores, through the local Statistics Canada offices, or through their national toll free order line 1-800-267-6677.