Surveys

New Poll Indicates Canada Meets Acceptable Goal for Adult Literacy (2006)

In this document, an international consultant on adult education shares his views on a national poll by the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL) indicating that Canadians think that it would be acceptable if 80 per cent of adults could meet most everyday reading requirements.

The author points to a number of surveys suggesting that a large majority of Canadian adults believe they have the literacy skills needed to work and live well.

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2006-05-09

Canadian Indigenous People: Workplace Literacy and Essential Skills (2005)

A national survey of Aboriginal Workforce/Essential Skills Development Programs was conducted.

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2006-04-21

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

Some Preliminary Comments on the 2003 International Adult Literacy and Lifeskills (ALL) Survey (2005)

Thomas Sticht, an International Consultant in Adult Education, offers comments on the 2003 International Adult Literacy and Life Skills (ALL) Survey.

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2006-03-30

Building on our Competencies: (2005)

Canadian Results of the International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey

This report presents the results of the 2003 International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey (IALSS) that measured the proficiencies in literacy, numeracy and problem solving of the Canadian population. It shows the skills distributions of the population of each of the ten provinces and three territories and of specific subpopulations, such as immigrants, Aboriginal peoples and minority language groups.

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2006-01-20

Reaching Across the Barriers (2004)

Increasing Outreach and Participation in Family and Adult Literacy Programs

This literature review outlines a range of different strategies based on various studies and the experiences of Kingston Literacy.

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2005-11-03

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

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