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The International Adult Literacy Survey: What Does It Really Measure?

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The International Adult Literacy Survey: What Does It Really Measure? / Hamilton, Mary; Barton, David.

In: International Review of Education, Vol. 46, No. 5, 09.2000, p. 377-389.

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Hamilton, Mary ; Barton, David. / The International Adult Literacy Survey: What Does It Really Measure?. In: International Review of Education. 2000 ; Vol. 46, No. 5. pp. 377-389.

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