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In this paper, the authors present 15 indicators of participation in adult education as part of their analysis of the results of the International Adult Literacy Survey, a 22-country initiative conducted between 1994 and 1998 to determine how well adults used printed information to function in society. The 15 indicators described here allow readers to compare the functioning of training markets in North America with those in of other advanced countries.
This document has three main chapters supplemented by five appendices and begins with a "Summary and Highlights" section.
“Raising Adult Literacy Skills: The Need For A Pan-Canadian Response”
Series: Raising Adult Literacy Skills
On June 12, 2003, the Standing Committee on Human Resources Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities tabled Raising Adult Literacy Skills: The Need for a Pan-Canadian Response. The report sets out a comprehensive analysis of literacy issues in Canada and makes a series of recommendations for actions to address those issues.
The Government of Canada recognizes that literacy skills are the foundation for learning – and for participation – in a knowledge-based economy and society. For this reason, the Minister of Human Resources Development asked the Committee to undertake a study of literacy issues. The Standing Committee has produced the first comprehensive Parliamentary report on literacy in Canada, and the Government of Canada welcomes the Committee's analysis, perspective, and advice on this important issue. The Government of Canada presents its response to the report.
From Literacy and Beyond
Authors: Mona Nesbitt
The purpose of this study was to interview former Adult Education students who received English Literacy training in Western Quebec as to the influences the Literacy programs in which they were enrolled had on their lives.
Results from the National Adult Literacy Survey
Authors: Andrew Sum
This report analyzes the literacy proficiencies of the civilian labor force in the US, as well as the employed and unemployed, and selected demographic and socioeconomic subgroups of employed civilians. It also compares literacy skills found in major occupations and industries, and analyzes the relationship between literacy proficiencies and wages. The basis for the findings reported here is data taken from the National Adult Literacy Survey. In this 1992 survey, nearly 13,600 individuals aged 16 and older throughout the nation were interviewed, as well as adults 16 to 65 years old in each of eleven states that chose to participate in a special study designed to provide state-level results comparable to the national data. This 1992 survey measured literacy using performance across a wide array of tasks that reflect the types of reading materials and literacy demands that adults encounter in their daily lives.
This report can be viewed online in pdf format at : http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=1999470 It can also be ordered at a cost of $33 US. For further information, contact the Education Publications Center (ED Pubs), P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398, USA, Tel. 1-877-433-7827), TTY/TDD 1-877-576-7734, Fax (301) 470-1244, Email : EdPubs@inet.ed.gov WWW : http://www.ed.gov/pubs/edpubs.html (01.11.28)
A Learners Toolkit
Authors: Nunavut Literacy Council
This learner's toolkit begins by providing general information on literacy such as the meaning of the term "literacy" and an explanation of the International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey. It then focuses more specifically on literacy in Nunavut, looking at the literacy levels among adults in Nunavut and the types of programs needed by adult learners in that region. The last part of this toolkit discusses what citizens can do to encourage the government to make literacy a priority and includes advice on lobbying candidates and sample letters to candidates.
Activity Booklet (Moving Beyond the International Adult Literacy & Skills Survey - I.A.L.S.S.)
Authors: Festival of Literacies
This booklet of activities was developed to help people understand the International Adult Literacy Skills Survey (IALSS).
It is hoped that this booklet be used to reflect on how answers to questions are gathered and used to make policy decisions. It is also hoped that the booklet will encourage people to ask questions in different ways, such as through art.
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