ERIC Number: EJ1133433
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
A Comparative Analysis of National Media Responses to the OECD Survey of Adult Skills: Policy Making from the Global to the Local?
Yasukawa, Keiko; Hamilton, Mary; Evans, Jeff
Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, v47 n2 p271-285 2017
The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development's (OECD) Programme of International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) is put forward as a landmark development in the lifelong monitoring and international comparison of education. The first round of PIAAC's Survey of Adult Skills compared performance in literacy, numeracy and problem solving in technology-rich environments across 24 countries. However, the translation of any OECD agenda into national policies is mediated by many actors, including the media. This paper examines and compares how the national media of Japan, England and France reported on the PIAAC results of their countries and the extent to which these reports mirror key messages from the OECD's Country Notes. It begins to trace how the OECD PIAAC agendas materialise into national policies. Although their role in this initial period was limited, we argue the roles of the media together with other policy actors must be monitored as they interact to shape possibilities for sustainable adult education policies.
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, National Surveys, Skill Analysis, International Assessment, News Reporting, Mass Media Role, Lifelong Learning, Educational Policy, Adult Literacy, Numeracy, Local Issues, Demography, Adult Education, Comparative Education, Foreign Countries, Newspapers
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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Identifiers - Location: France; United Kingdom (England); Japan