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Carpentieri, J. D. – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2019
The field of Adult Literacy and Numeracy (ALN) has an evidence problem. This paper analyses that problem through the lens of three overarching types of evidence available to researchers and policymakers: Type 1 evidence, which provides descriptions of the scope of social problems; Type 2 evidence measuring the impacts of programmes addressing…
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Numeracy, Evidence, Social Problems
Sussman, Susan B. – Movement for Canadian Literacy, 2003
This report describes a project originally intended to identify demographic patterns among adults with low literacy skills in each Canadian province. The project was carried out between March 2000 and June 2001 under the auspices of Movement for Canadian Literacy (MCL). The project was based on the assumption that demographic information about…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Older Adults, Demography, Research Methodology
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France). – 1997
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…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Comparative Education