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International Journal of Educational Research

2003 Volume 39, Number 3

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Number of articles: 8

  1. Measuring literacy in IALS: a construct-centered approach

    Irwin S. Kirsch

    This paper offers a brief overview of the framework that has been used for developing the tasks used to measure literacy in IALS as well as for understanding the meaning of what is being reported... More

    pp. 181-190

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  2. The IALS approach to defining and measuring literacy skills

    Emmanuel Boudard & Stan Jones

    The term “illiterate” that is commonly used to describe someone who cannot read or write is an absolute term, which fails to recognize that those who are deemed “illiterate” are probably in fact ... More

    pp. 191-204

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  3. Determinants of literacy proficiency: a lifelong-lifewide learning perspective

    Richard Desjardins

    The aim of this article is to investigate the predictive capacity of major determinants of literacy proficiency that are associated with a variety of contexts including school, home, work,... More

    pp. 205-245

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  4. Literacy proficiency of youth: evidence of converging socioeconomic gradients

    J.Douglas Willms

    In all countries that participated in the IALS, there is a strong relationship between the literacy skills of youth and family socioeconomic status. This relationship is referred to a socioeconomic... More

    pp. 247-252

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  5. Literacy proficiency of older adults

    Max van der Kamp & Emmanuel Boudard

    As a supplement to the International Adult Literacy Survey, the Netherlands devoted special attention to the literacy proficiency of older adults. A close look at the literacy skills of older... More

    pp. 253-263

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  6. Revisiting major determinants of participation in adult education with a direct measure of literacy skills

    Emmanuel Boudard & Kjell Rubenson

    The purpose of this article is to investigate major determinants of participation in adult education. Specifically, a direct measure of literacy skills available in the International Adult Literacy... More

    pp. 265-281

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  7. A “Nordic model” of adult education: What might be its defining parameters?

    Albert C. Tuijnman

    Judging by their literacy proficiency scores, Nordic countries stand out from others. Their consistently high scores are intriguing and make their populations interesting benchmarks for other... More

    pp. 283-291

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  8. Smaller, quicker, cheaper: alternative strategies for literacy assessment in the UN Literacy Decade

    Daniel A. Wagner

    In the context of the UN Literacy Decade (declared in February 2003), the present paper suggests three parameters that should be considered when new tools for assessment are considered in less... More

    pp. 293-309

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