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The International Adult Literacy Survey: What Does It Really Measure? | SpringerLink international adult literacy survey 1997


The International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) was the first-ever comparative survey of adults designed to profile and explore the literacy distributions among participating countries. It was a collaborative effort involving several international organizations, intergovernmental agencies, and national governments.

This second report from the International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) builds on the data analysis of seven countries presented in the first IALS publication in 1995 and adds literacy data for five additional countries--Australia, Belgium, Ireland, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. The introduction presents an overview of new key findings and policy directions suggested by the study and the.

The paper evaluates the work of the International Adult Literacy Survey as reported in OECD 1997. It assesses its contribution to understanding literacy in terms of the perspective of the New Literacy Studies. It outlines this perspective as a basis for a critique that is mostly concerned with the validity of the test. Three criticisms of the Cited by: 229.

The 1994 International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) represented a first attempt to assess the literacy skills of entire adult populations in a framework that provided .

Listed below are publications produced by the State Adult Literacy Surveys, the 1991 Department of Labor's Assessment of the Literacy of Job Seekers, the 1985 Young Adult Literacy Survey, and the 1994 International Adult Literacy Survey. View a complete listing of NCES adult literacy products. 1985 Young Adult Literacy Assessment.