ERIC Number: ED332557
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: 0
Survey of Literacy Skills Used in Daily Activities.
Statistics Canada, Ottawa (Ontario).
Findings of a 1989 national survey of the functional reading, writing, and numeracy skills of Canada's adult population are reported. The survey population was a representative sample of 9,500 individuals aged 16-69. Three questionnaires gathered information on socio-demographic and educational background, screened out individuals with very low literacy skills, and measured specific reading, writing, and numeracy skills. Detailed analysis of the results allowed assignment of a test score to each respondent in each of the three skill areas. Scores corresponded to four skill levels. The findings are reported in three separate reports, one for each skill area. The reports on reading and numeracy skills consists of an overview of the larger survey, highlights of the skill area findings, and tables showing the distribution of respondents at each of the skill levels. Distribution is shown according to geographic location, schooling attained, language used (French or English), native or immigrant status, gender, age, and income. The writing skills survey report is a summary of results, with an address given for more information. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Statistics Canada, Ottawa (Ontario).