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ERIC Number: EJ1050975
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1338-1563
Functional Literacy in People's Lives
Rabušicová, Milada; Oplatková, Pavla
Journal of Pedagogy, v1 n2 p29-51 Dec 2010
The paper presents the results of a qualitative study into the lives of people with inadequate functional literacy skills. The data were collected through a biographical interview with a respondent whose characteristics correspond to those of a hypothetical person likely to exhibit signs of low functional literacy. The characteristics, such as gender, age, parental education achievements and job history, of this hypothetical person have been derived from the results of research into adult functional literacy undertaken in the Czech Republic in 1998--International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS). The analysis of the qualitative data focuses on three domains of the respondent's life, namely her family life, her school years, and her life style. The paper identifies the coping strategies used by the respondent in her everyday life.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Czech Republic
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: International Adult Literacy Survey
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