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International adult literacy survey literacy skills of Canadian youth by Jon Douglas Willms

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Published by Statistics Canada in Ottawa, ON .
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  • Young adults -- Education -- Canada.,
  • Literacy -- Canada -- Statistics.,
  • Young adults -- Canada -- Books and reading -- Statistics.,
  • Young adults -- Canada -- Statistics.

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Other titlesLiteracy skills of Canadian youth, Enquête internationale sur l"alphabétisation des adultes : capacités de lecture des jeunes canadiens.
StatementJ. Douglas Willms.
ContributionsStatistics Canada. Special Surveys Division.
The Physical Object
Pagination33 p. :
Number of Pages33
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17270422M
ISBN 100660171252

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