By Dirk Bogarde

William Caldicott's marriage is in ruins so he has travelled to France to discover the secret of his brother James's disappearance. Upon getting to know the destiny of his brother, William additionally discovers that he has inherited the hire to James' apartment and sees this as a great chance to rebuild his life.

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These recent immigrants, on average, had TEACHING, LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT FOR ADULTS: IMPROVING FOUNDATION SKILLS – ISBN-978-92-64-03990-2 © OECD 2008 38 – 2. WHO ARE THE LEARNERS? DATA FROM INTERNATIONAL AND NATIONAL SURVEYS lower scores than established immigrants. ALL survey results for Norway found that within the immigrant population, 69% are at risk (Level 1 on at least one of the literacy tests), as compared to 12% of the total adult population (OECD and Statistics Canada, 2005; Norwegian Directorate for Education and Training and Vox/Norwegian Institute for Adult Education, 2008).

The 2002 Survey on Daily Life in France, conducted by the Institut national de la statistique et des études economiques (INSEE, or National Institute for Statistics and Economic Studies) and the Agence nationale de lutte contre l’illetrisme (ANLCI, or the National Agency for the Fight Against Illiteracy). The survey draws upon a representative sample of 10 000 adults between the ages of 18 and 65. It includes tests on reading, writing and numeracy, as well as home-based interviews (see Illetrisme: les chiffres, ANLCI and INSEE, 2006).

And S. Parsons (2005), New Light on Literacy and Numeracy: Results of the Literacy and Numeracy Assessment in the Age 34 FollowUp of the 1970 Cohort Study, NRDC, London. , A. Parrella and L. Soricone (2000), “Helping Adults Persist: Four Supports”, Focus on Basics: Connecting Research & Practice, National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy, Boston, Vol. 4, Issue A. F. Tremblay and S. Marchand (2004), International Adult Literacy Survey, Literacy Scores, Human Capital Growth across Fourteen OECD Countries, Statistics Canada, Ottawa.

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