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ERIC Number: EJ621886
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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ISSN: ISSN-0020-8566
The Collective That Didn't Quite Collect: Reflections on the IALS.
Gomez, Sofia Valdivielso
International Review of Education, v46 n5 p419-431 Sep 2000
The International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) has serious limitations. Interpretation of data often manifests an ethnocentric Western attitude, ranking handling of data-based information higher than experiential and contextualized information, and ignoring how people solve problems in their life context. Proposes an alternative model, called "investigation action." (Contains 15 references.) (PGS)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: International Adult Literacy Survey