Literacy Skills for the Knowledge Society: Further Results from the International Adult Literacy Survey
|Literacy Skills for the Knowledge Society, produced by
Statistics Canada and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and
Development, contends that low literacy levels are a larger problem than
previously assumed. Between one-quarter and one-half of adults surveyed have
literacy skills lower than the minimum functional level demanded by day-to-day
living. This is the second report stemming from the International Adult
Literacy Survey. This report examines literacy levels in twelve countries
including Canada. Improving the literacy skills of a large number of adults is
a high priority. The report suggests that employers have a significant role to
play in improving literacy skills. The report also suggests that active and
daily practice at work and at home is the key to improving literacy skills.
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Published by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (and Statistics Canada), 1997.
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