Literacy surveys

Adult Education Participation in North America: International Perspectives (2001)

In this paper, the authors present 15 indicators of participation in adult education as part of their analysis of the results of the International Adult Literacy Survey, a 22-country initiative conducted between 1994 and 1998 to determine how well adults used printed information to function in society.

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2008-03-19

Adult Learning in Canada: A Comparative Perspective (2007)

Results from the Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey

This report uses the results of the 2003 Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey to describe adult learning in Canada. The goal of the report is to present a comprehensive portrait of adult learning including participation in organized forms of adult learning, both formal and non-formal, as well as informal learning.

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2008-03-03

Report Card (2006)

The document "Report Card", published by the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council, is an overview of the IALSS, released in 2005.

The main themes of the document are:
- Labour Market Outcomes
- Industry Sectors
- Incidence of Low Proficiency

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2006-05-09

Study Reveals Cracks in Canada's Literacy Foundation: Community says politics must not stand in the way of progress - comments by MCL (2005)

This press release from the Movement for Canadian Literacy regarding the 2003 International Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey (IALLSS) which reveals serious cracks in Canada's literacy foundation with as many as 4 in 10 Canadian adults below the skill level considered necessary to thrive in today's knowledge society.

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2006-03-30

The Proof of the Pudding... (2005)

A Response to the Sticht-Murray Debate about IALS and ALL

Nayda Veeman has worked in the field adult education for over 25 years. She has been an instructor, program coordinator, administrator, and a researcher and recently conducted a comparative study of adult education policy in Canada and Sweden, for which she received her PhD in 2004.

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2005-08-06

Learning a Living: First Results of the Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey (2005)

The Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey (ALL) is a large-scale cooperative effort undertaken by governments, national statistics agencies, research institutions and multi-lateral agencies.

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2005-06-10

It's OK to Cry Wolf if the Wolf is at the Door: A Rejoinder to Tom Sticht (2005)

In this document, T. Scott Murray, the International Study Director of the Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey (ALL) responds to opinions expressed in the article "ALL Wrong Again! Can Adult Literacy Assessments Be Fixed?" posted on the NALD website.

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2005-05-24

ALL Wrong Again! Can Adult Literacy Assessments Be Fixed? (2005)

Thomas Sticht, an International Consultant in Adult Education, offers his views of the Adult Literacy and Life Skills (ALL) Survey.

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2005-05-18

Backgrounder on the Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey (ALL) (2005)

This backgrounder was prepared by the Movement for Canadian Literacy. It highlights some of the key findings from the Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey (ALL), provides additional survey background, and summarizes the literacy community's response.

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2005-05-12

We Ask Our Own Questions (2005)

Activity Booklet (Moving Beyond the International Adult Literacy & Skills Survey - I.A.L.S.S.)

This booklet of activities was developed to help people understand the International Adult Literacy Skills Survey (IALSS).

It is hoped that this booklet be used to reflect on how answers to questions are gathered and used to make policy decisions. It is also hoped that the booklet will encourage people to ask questions in different ways, such as through art.

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2005-05-11

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