Literacy and Numeracy Skills in Wales. A Survey of the Reading, Writing and Numeracy Skills of People between the Ages of 16 and 64 = Sgiliau Llythrennedd a Rhifogrwydd yng Nghymru. Arolwg o Sgiliau Darllen, Ysgrifennu a RhifogrwyReportar como inadecuado




Literacy and Numeracy Skills in Wales. A Survey of the Reading, Writing and Numeracy Skills of People between the Ages of 16 and 64 = Sgiliau Llythrennedd a Rhifogrwydd yng Nghymru. Arolwg o Sgiliau Darllen, Ysgrifennu a Rhifogrwy - Descarga este documento en PDF. Documentación en PDF para descargar gratis. Disponible también para leer online.





The reading, writing, and numeracy skills of adults in Wales were examined by interviewing 2,853 adults aged 16-64 years. A quota sampling method and weighting procedure were used to obtain a study sample that was representative from the standpoints of age, gender, and geographic location. Respondents completed 12 literacy and 8 numeracy tasks encountered in everyday life. Of those surveyed, 2% had difficulty spelling easy words, 32% had trouble spelling more complex words, 6% had very low reading skills, 10% had low reading skills, 15% had very low numeracy skills, and 29% had low numeracy skills. Problems with literacy and numeracy were found in all age groups but were more frequent among women than among men. Consistent relationships were found between poor basic skills, unemployment, and social class. Individuals with poor basic skills were most likely to have left school at 16. Of the eight local education authorities in Wales when the study was undertaken, Mid Glamorgan and Gwent were the two with the most literacy and numeracy problems. Fluent Welsh speakers were less likely to have very low or low reading skills than were non-Welsh speakers. (MN)

Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Age Differences, Basic Skills, Education Work Relationship, Educational Attainment, Educational Needs, Employment Qualifications, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Literacy Education, National Surveys, Numeracy, Sex Differences, Social Class

Basic Skills Agency, Admail 524, London WC1A 1BR, England, United Kingdom, phone: 0870-600-2400; fax: 0870-600-2401; http://www.basic-skills.co.uk (free).









Autor: Basic Skills Agency, London England.

Fuente: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=10809&id=ED419161







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