A PowerPoint Presentation
Series: IALSS 2003 Findings
Authors: Satya Brink, Ph.D.
Collection: Research Materials
The International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey (IALSS) provides a summary of how well adults use literacy skills in daily activities at home, at work, and in the community.
In 2003, the IALSS for the first time measured literacy proficiency among all provinces and territories in Canada. This PowerPoint presentation offers an analysis of the survey’s implications specifically for New Brunswick.
The author looks at the level of literacy proficiency in New Brunswick; how New Brunswick compares with other provinces, territories, and Canada as a whole; the distribution of literacy proficiency among the province’s working-age population; the impact of age and education on literacy; the comparative performance of the province’s Francophone and Anglophone populations; and the demographic characteristics of people with low literacy proficiency, including where they are located in the province.
Much of the information is presented in graphs and charts. Accompanying notes provide further analysis and explanation.