Article Research

Here are some links that mention the literacy standards reached in different countries.
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America

“nearly half of American adults have limited literacy skills”

This document looks more closely at the results of a survey.

http://literacy.kent.edu/Oasis/Pubs/nalsrev.htm

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Australia

“Almost half of Australians aged 15-74 (6.2 million people) have ‘poor’ or ‘very poor’ prose literacy skills.”

http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/Previousproducts/4228.0Media%20Release11996?opendocument&tabname=Summary&prodno=4228.0&issue=1996&num=&view=

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Britain

“HALF the adults in Britain have such poor levels of literacy and numeracy that they cannot cope with the demands of everyday life and work in a complex, advanced society, according to a study published yesterday.”

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1343013/Britain-bottom-of-literacy-league.html

 

Canada

“42% of Canadian adults between the ages of 16 and 65 have low literacy skills.”

http://www.literacy.ca/literacy/literacy-sub/

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New Zealand

“A staggering 40 per cent of Kiwi adults lack the literacy skills to carry out their jobs.”
What skills did the International Adult Literacy Survey assess?

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=10684114

 

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The table on this site shows the percentage of adults in a number of countries have very low literacy skills..

The Measuring Literacy section (about half way down the page) this site gives information about the skills that were tested.

http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/edu_lit_adu_at_low_lit_lev-education-literacy-adults-low-level

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OTHER PLACES TO FIND USEFUL INFORMATION

http://childdevelopmentinfo.com/

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Type your search term into the search box
http://dys-add.com/index.html
http://www.ldonline.org/index.php
http://www.readinghorizons.com/research/dyslexia/index.aspx

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This is a table containing the breakdown of sound/letter combinations.

http://www.rrf.org.uk/pdf/DH%20Alph%20Code%20with%20teaching%20points%20PLAIN%20A4x7-1%20final%20version.pdf

 

Type dyslexia into the search box to see the latest research.

http://www.sciencedaily.com

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This site deals more with the theory.

http://louisamoats.com/Policy_papers.php

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These papers are more ‘heavy-duty’ – for those interested in that level of theory.

Newer version of rrf.

http://www.readingstore.com/index.html

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http://www.nrrf.org/index.html