Literacy surveys

Ending the Myth of the ‘Literacy Myth' (1997)

This article presents a response to critiques of the International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS). It addresses the misconceptions of certain researchers about the relationship between literacy and other characteristics of individuals and societies.

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1997-01-01

Using The Internet As An Instructional Tool (1997)

This manual is designed to help readers learn about the Internet. The authors examine what the Internet is, how to connect to it, and how to use it. The manual describes the different ways to communicate on the Internet, identifies informative sites, and explains how search tools make finding information simple.

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1997-01-01

Results of the National School English Literacy Survey (1997)

This press release discusses the results of a National Literacy Survey conducted in Australia in 1996, and presents some details of the government's plan to increase funding for literacy programs.

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1997-01-01

Highlights from the Canadian Report (1996)

Reading the Future: A Portrait of Literacy in Canada

This report synthesizes the results of the International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS), for Canada. IALS was a seven-country investigation undertaken in the fall of 1994. Its main goal was to create comparable literacy profiles across national, linguistic and cultural boundaries. Highlights from the Canada Report include :

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1996-07-23

Working in Concert (1996)

Federal, Provincial and Territorial Actions in Support of Literacy in Canada

This document provides a snapshot of literacy programs and activities in Canada for 1995 - 96. It is intended to aid many in understanding the scope and variety of literacy programs and services available throughout Canada. It further provides insight into the commitment of governments, service providers and volunteers in helping others to acquire and advance their literacy skills.

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1996-01-01

Tough Challenges: Great Rewards - A Strategy for Adult Literacy/Education (1996)

Prepared by the members of the Adult Literacy/Education Steering Committee under the direction of The Office of Higher Education, Training and Adult Learning of Prince Edward Island
This report was presented to The Office of Higher Education, Training and Adult Learning as part of a proposed strategy in Prince Edward Island which is designed to:

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1996-01-01

Technology and Literacy Report (1996)

The Technology and Literacy Survey was undertaken in January, 1996 by the Provincial Literacy Coordinators of the Department of Advanced Education and Labour with the assistance of the Literacy Coordinators of the New Brunswick Community Colleges.

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1996-01-01

Workshops on Literacy, Economy and Society (1996)

On September 3rd and 4th, 1996, WWESTNET hosted the first of two workshops in Calgary, which addressed the International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) and its Canadian component. The purpose of the bottom line on basics: A Workshop on Literacy, Economy and Society was twofold. The first goal was to bring together western and northern Canadian literacy and language umbrella groups to identify and examine relevant issues raised by the studies.

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1996-01-01

Backgrounder on the International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) (1996)

Reading the Future: A Portrait of Literacy In Canada

This document presents an overview of Canada's involvement in the 1994 International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS). Survey goals, key findings, and implications of the results are briefly described. Included are definitions and sample questions from the survey that explain the levels and categories of literacy measured by IALS.

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1996-01-01

The Persisting Power and Costs of the Literacy Myth (1995)

This article comments on "Literacy, Economy and Society: Results of the First International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS)." Topics include Themes in IALS, Problems with IALS, Contextualizing Literacy, Literacy Practices, Cultural Bias & Test Items, and more.

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1995-01-01

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