Literacy surveys

What Kind of Adult Literacy Policy will help all Adults Develop the English Language and Literacy Skills they Need to Participate Fully in American Life? (1994)

This summary paper was prepared by staff of the National Institute for Literacy in the U.S. to stimulate discussion at a policy forum in Washington DC in June of 1994.

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What Kind of Adult Literacy Policy do We Need if We are Serious About Enabling Every Adult to Become a High Skills/High Wage Worker in the Global Economy? (1994)

This summary paper was prepared by staff of the National Institute for Literacy in the U.S. to stimulate discussion at a policy forum in Washington DC in June of 1994.

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1994-01-01

NALS Raises Vital Equity Issues (1994)

This article is a summary of Stephen Reder's panel presentation at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's Twenty-third Annual Legislative Weekend on September 16, 1993 in Washington, DC. The National Adult Literacy Survey (NALS) from 1992 involved a random sample of about 26,000 adults in the United States.

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Background Information on the International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) (1994)

This page links to background information about the International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS), which measured the prose, document, and quantitative literacy of adults in twelve countries: Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland, the United States, Belgium (Flanders), Ireland, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

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1994-01-01

Adult Literacy in America (1993)

This report provides a first look at the results of the National Adult Literacy Survey, including the most detailed portrait that has ever been available on the condition of literacy in the US.

Conducted in 1992, the National Adult Literacy Survey (NALS) assessed adults on three different literacy skills (prose, document, and quantitative) using tasks that represented a broad range of literacy demands encountered in daily life.

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1993-01-01

Literacy, Economy and Society: A Review (1996)

This article critically examines the cultural bias of the International Adult Literacy Survey.

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1990-01-01

Broken Words - Why Five Million Canadians are Illiterate (1987)

Southam Literacy Report, The

This booklet contains articles about literacy that originally appeared in newspapers across Canada during September, 1987. Many are based on the extensive findings of a national literacy survey of 2,398 Canadian adults commissioned by Southam Inc.

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