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ERIC Number: ED530712
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov-20
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
PIAAC Literacy: A Conceptual Framework. OECD Education Working Papers, No. 34
Jones, Stan; Gabrielsen, Egil; Hagston, Jan; Linnakyla, Pirjo; Megherbi, Hakima; Sabatini, John; Troster, Monika; Vidal-Abarca, Eduardo
OECD Publishing (NJ1)
Governments and other stakeholders are increasingly interested in assessing the skills of their adult populations in order to monitor how well prepared they are for the challenges of the modern knowledge-based society. The current paper provides an overview of the conceptual framework guiding the development of the assessment of literacy in the OECD's Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC). It builds upon earlier conceptions of literacy from the International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) in the 1990s and the Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey (ALL) in 2003 and 2006 to facilitate an appropriate assessment of the broad range of literacy skills required for the 21st century. The framework broadens the definition of literacy to make it relevant to the information age, in particular, by including the skills of reading in digital environments. (Contains 4 tables, 2 figures and 9 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development