Literacy in the Information Age: Final Report of the International Adult Literacy Survey
|Literacy in the Information Age, produced by Statistics Canada and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, is the final report from the International Adult Literacy Survey. This report is a comparative study of literacy skills in 20 countries including Canada. The study provides the world's first reliable and comparable estimates of the distribution of levels of literacy skills in the adult population. The relationship between literacy skills and educational attainment is complex. Many adults have managed to attain high levels of literacy proficiency despite a low level of education; conversely, some have low literacy skills despite a high level of education. These differences matter both economically and socially.|
|Literacy in the Information Age offers new insights into the
factors that influence the development of adult skills at home and at work.
Improving the literacy skills of the population remains a large challenge for
policy makers. This report will be a useful tool for researchers and
policy-makers for analyzing policy and for drafting policies for lifelong
learning that can contribute to economic and social progress.
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Published by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (and Statistics Canada), 2000.
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Last modified: June 14, 2000
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