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ERIC Number: EJ815891
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0020-8566
Piaac: A New Strategy for Assessing Adult Competencies
Schleicher, Andreas
International Review of Education, v54 n5-6 p627-650 Nov 2008
At a time when governments face the challenges of maintaining competitiveness in a global economy, it is necessary to have high-quality comparative information regarding the fundamental skills of the adult population. Such information can help governments to evaluate policies and design more effective interventions. This article describes a strategy currently being developed by the OECD for assessing the literacy skills of adults, including familiarity with information and communication technologies and the ability to manage information, construct new knowledge and communicate with others. The work will enhance understanding of the effectiveness of education and training systems in developing basic cognitive skills and key generic work skills.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: France