New Poll Indicates Canada Meets Acceptable Goal for Adult Literacy (2006)

In this document, an international consultant on adult education shares his views on a national poll by the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL) indicating that Canadians think that it would be acceptable if 80 per cent of adults could meet most everyday reading requirements.

The author points to a number of surveys suggesting that a large majority of Canadian adults believe they have the literacy skills needed to work and live well.

At the same time, millions of adults in Canada do have considerable difficulty coping with the basic skills demands they encounter daily, the author points out. Those problems are particularly pressing among Aboriginal people and immigrants.

While Canadians can take pride in their literacy achievements, there is a continuing need for concerted action across the country to meet the needs of millions of adults who too often exist on the margins of society.

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2006-05-09
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Thomas G. Sticht. New Poll Indicates Canada Meets Acceptable Goal for Adult Literacy 2006. Web. 29 Sep. 2020 <http://en.copian.ca/library/research/sticht/may9-06/newpoll.pdf>
Thomas G. Sticht (2006). New Poll Indicates Canada Meets Acceptable Goal for Adult Literacy. Retrieved September 29, 2020, from http://en.copian.ca/library/research/sticht/may9-06/newpoll.pdf
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