Reading the Future: A Portrait of Literacy In Canada (1996)

Backgrounder, International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS)

This document provides background on the 1994 International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS), the first multi-country and multi-language assessment of adult literacy.

The survey was carried out in eight industrialized countries – Canada, Ireland, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland and the United States – with the goals of developing scales for comparing literacy performance among people with a wide range of abilities, and comparing literacy across cultures and languages.

“Reading the Future” is a detailed study of the Canadian results of the IALS. The authors have broken down the data by language, age, gender and region and note that the information offers a framework for assessing Canadian policy on literacy, education and social and economic development.

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