Dr Chris Duncan will provide the key findings of the 2006 Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey (ALLS) in a seminar on Wednesday 6 February from 12pm to 1pm.
ALLS was conducted in Australia as part of an international study coordinated by Statistics Canada and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
In 2003, the following countries were involved in the first wave of the study: United States of America, Bermuda, Canada, Italy, Mexico (state of Nuevo Leon), Norway and Switzerland.
Australia participated in the second wave of enumeration with Hungary, the Netherlands, New Zealand and South Korea.
In addition to comparing Australia's results with those of other countries, the seminar will highlight how key socio-demographic characteristics such as age, labour force status and patterns of migration and educational attainment are linked to literacy, numeracy and problem solving skills.
This seminar takes place in room 51, building 23, Casuarina campus, Charles Darwin University.
For further information contact Lorraine Sushames on 8946 7219.
The Key findings of the 2006 Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey seminar is presented by the NT Council of Adult Literacy and Charles Darwin University Social Partnerships in Learning (SPIL) Research Consortium.