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Schleicher, Andreas – International Review of Education, 2008
At a time when governments face the challenges of maintaining competitiveness in a global economy, it is necessary to have high-quality comparative information regarding the fundamental skills of the adult population. Such information can help governments to evaluate policies and design more effective interventions. This article describes a…
Descriptors: Familiarity, Global Approach, Foreign Countries, Basic Skills
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Manesse, Daniele – International Review of Education, 2000
States that French authorities refused to make International Adult Literacy Survey results public, citing methodological flaws, the need for better procedural precautions, and a more adequate notion of literacy. Presents a synthesis of the counter investigations demanded by French authorities that justify their doubts on the IALS definitions and…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Cross Cultural Studies, Educational Assessment