International Adult Literacy Survey

Literacy Skills, Occupational Assignment and the Returns to Over- and Under-Education (2002)

This study uses data from the Canadian panel of the International Adult Literacy Survey to examine the relations between schooling, literacy and occupational assignment and to determine the extent to which returns to over- and under-education are in fact returns to literacy skills. Two measures of required training time for the job are used, both of which are based on detailed occupation.

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2003-11-26

Highlights from the Second Report of the International Adult Literacy Survey: (1997)

Literacy Skills for the Knowledge Society

While most people can read, the real question is whether their reading and writing skills meet the challenge of living and working in today's information-rich and knowledge intensive society and economy. This latest report on the International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) Literacy Skills for the Knowledge Society tells us that literacy means more than knowing how to read, write or calculate.

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2003-08-06

Literacy and Literacy Training of Francophones in Canada (2002)

Results of the International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS)

This analytical report uses data from the 1994 International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) to paint a general picture of francophones' literacy in Canada, and examines literacy in the context of language transfers to English. It also examines literacy training of francophones, and sorts out the impact of various social and cultural factors on literacy.

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2002-12-10

Benchmarking adult literacy in North America (2001)

An international comparative study

This report is a monograph stemming from the International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS). Publication of this monograph was supported by the United States Department of Education, Office of Vocational, Adult Education and the Applied Research Branch, Human Resources Development Canada.

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2001-04-03

Literacy in Canada - Disparity Between Francophones and Anglophones (2001)

A data analysis from the 1994 International Adult Literacy Survey

This recent study analyses the disparities in literacy levels between francophones and anglophones in Canada. It is based on data from the 1994 International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS), the development and management of which were co-ordinated by Statistics Canada. Like many earlier surveys, the 1994 IALS identified sizable differences in literacy levels between francophones and anglophones.

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2001-01-01

Highlights from the Final Report of the International Adult Literacy Survey (2000)

Literacy in the Information Age

Literacy in the Information Age, the final report from the International Adult Literacy Survey, presents evidence on the nature and magnitude of the literacy gaps faced by OECD countries. It offers new insights into the factors that influence the development of adult skills in various settings - at home, at work and across the 20 countries for which comparable household assessment results are included.

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2000-04-20

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

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

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

Reading the Future: A Portrait of Literacy In Canada (1996)

Backgrounder, International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS)

This document provides background on the 1994 International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS), the first multi-country and multi-language assessment of adult literacy.

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1990-01-01

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