International documents

Literacy for Life: Further Results from the Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey (2011)

Second International ALL Report

This document is the second report from the Adult Literacy and Life Skills (ALL) Survey, an international comparative study designed to provide participating countries with information about the skills of their adult populations.

It offers new insights into factors influencing the development of adult skills at home and at work for the 11 countries participating in the first and last round of data collection between 2003 and 2008.

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2012-10-24

Plain Language Summaries: Literacy and Digital Technologies - Linkages and Outcomes (2007)

This paper is one in a series of documents that offer plain-language summaries of a number of online research documents from Statistics Canada. It is part of a project carried out by the National Adult Literacy Database (NALD), with funding from the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL).

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2012-10-18

Better Skills, Better Jobs, Better Lives: A Strategic Approach to Skills Policies - Building the right skills and turning them into better jobs and better lives (2012)

This document is housed on the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) server.

The authors point out that skills have become the global currency of the 21st century. Without proper investment in skills, people languish on the margins of society; technological progress does not translate into economic growth; and countries can no longer compete in an increasingly knowledge-based global society.

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2012-10-16

Plain Language Summaries: Literacy in the Information Age - Final Report of the International Adult Literacy Survey (2007)

This is a plain-language summary of the last of three reports on the results of the International Adult Literacy Survey or IALS, conducted between 1994 and 1998. The report was published by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and Statistics Canada in 2000.

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2012-10-09

Plain Language Summaries: Inequalities in Literacy Skills Among Youth in Canada and the United States (2008)

This paper is part of a series of documents that explain, in straightforward language, a number of online research documents from Statistics Canada. It is part of a project carried out by the National Adult Literacy Database (NALD), with funding from the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL).

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2012-10-02

Plain Language Summaries: Employee Training - An International Perspective (2007)

The author of this document provides a plain-language summary of a Statistics Canada report that used data from the International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) to compare employee training in Canada, the United States, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Poland, Germany, and Sweden.

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2012-09-27

Plain Language Summaries: Benchmarking Adult Literacy in North America: An International Comparative Study (2007)

This document is one of a series prepared as part of a National Adult Literacy Database (NALD) project, funded by the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL), aimed helping users quickly identify the usefulness of online research documents from Statistics Canada.

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2012-09-21

Plain Language Summaries : Literacy, Numeracy and Labour Market Outcomes in Canada (2008)

In this document, the author offers a plain-language summary of a 2001 Statistics Canada report that used Canadian data from the International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) to investigate the relationship between labour market success and literacy skills. The specific skills measured in IALS were prose literacy, document literacy, and numeracy.

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2012-09-10

Plain Language Summaries: Literacy and Literacy Training of Francophones in Canada: Results of the International Adult Literacy Survey (2008)

This paper is part of a series of documents that explain, in straightforward language, a number of online research documents from Statistics Canada. It is part of a project carried out by the National Adult Literacy Database (NALD), with funding from the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL).

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2012-09-05

Mother Tongue Literacy in Cameroon: An Appraisal of the SIL and Cabtal Experiences (2009)

This document outlines a proposed project aimed at evaluating the relative effectiveness of two models for improving adult first language literacy in Cameroon, in Africa. The Summer Institute of Linguistics (SIL) is an international non-governmental organization (NGO) that specializes in language development and literacy.

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2012-09-05

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