Literacy statistics

Summary Report (1999)

English Literacy Recruitment in Quebec

The general objective of this project was to identify regional literacy recruitment strategies and identify models for the integration of recruitment strategies into regional literacy programs for the English school boards in Québec. The results of the research are summarised in this document. The first part is an executive summary of the main points of the study.

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2000-07-23

Schooling, Literacy and Individual Earnings (2000)

Statistics Canada and Human Resources Development Canada (HRDC) have sponsored a series of studies based on the International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS). The present study uses direct measures of literacy skill levels provided by the IALS to estimate the return to literacy skills. It examines the validity of averaging literacy scores across jurisdictions.

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2000-06-05

Illiteracy and Poverty in Canada: Toward a Critical Perspective Master Thesis (Papers That Moved Us Forward) (1982)

This study examines the political and economic assumptions that affect the theory and practice of adult literacy and basic education in Canada.

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2000-05-30

Adult Literacy in Canada, the United States and Germany (1996)

This article compares some of the first findings of the International Adult Literacy Survey for Canada, the United States, our largest trading partner, and Germany, the principal economic power of Europe.

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1999-12-01

Inequalities in Literacy Skills among Youth in Canada and the United States (1999)

This report suggests that youth in North America do not fare as well in their literacy skills as their European counterparts. The findings were based on data from the International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) which was conducted in seven countries in 1994, and later extended to include 24 countries.

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1999-11-17

The Value of Words: Literacy and Economic Security in Canada (1998)

The International Adult Literacy Survey(IALS) was a seven-country initiative conducted in the fall of 1994. The Canadian component of the IALS study was primarily funded by the Applied Research Branch and the National Literacy Secretariat of Human Resources Development Canada. This document, published by Statistics Canada, is a report that stems from IALS.

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1998-01-01

Long-Term Trends in Student Reading Performance (USA) (1998)

This report presents data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress 1996 Long-Term Reading Assessment. The data show that overall student reading performance, as tested at age levels 9, 13, and 17, had increased for both 9- and 13-year-olds since the first assessment in 1971. Scores for 9- and 13-year-olds in most racial/ethnic and gender sub-groups reflected the overall increase.

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1998-01-01

Literacy in the Workplace (1998)

This article examines the "fit" or "mismatch" between the job requirements of Canadian workers and their literacy skills. It explores patterns of literacy use and under-use in the labour market. The study uses the Canadian results of the International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) to measure three types of literacy (prose, document and quantitative).

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1998-01-01

Literacy Needs/Resources Assessment In Lunenburg County (1998)

This publication was sponsored by the Lunenburg County Adult Learning Network, with support from the National Literacy Secretariat. The Lunenburg County Adult Learning Network is composed of volunteers who are interested in improving the knowledge and capabilities of residents of the County.

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1997-11-10

Literacy Skills of Canadian Youth (1997)

This study examines the distribution of literacy skills of Canadian youth. Adults aged 16 to 25 can be described as "in transition" from completing their formal schooling to entering the labour market, so the data can be used to examine the effects of formal schooling on literacy levels. Provincial differences in literacy levels are also examined, as are differences in individuals of varying backgrounds and personal characteristics.

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1997-01-01

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