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Horn, Shane; Veermans, Koen – Journal of Research in International Education, 2019
In this study, tasks measuring digital media literacy developed by Stanford University were administered at a school in Finland to consider the efficacy and transfer of critical thinking (CT) skills of a 'pre-IB' cohort preparing to enter the two year International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) and a graduating 'IB2' cohort. While the IB2…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Information Literacy, Media Literacy, Transfer of Training
OECD Publishing, 2019
Log files from computer-based assessment can help better understand respondents' behaviours and cognitive strategies. Analysis of timing information from Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) reveals large differences in the time participants take to answer assessment items, as well as large country differences…
Descriptors: Adults, Computer Assisted Testing, Test Items, Reaction Time
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Hanushek, Eric A.; Piopiunik, Marc; Wiederhold, Simon – Education Next, 2019
Student achievement varies widely across developed countries, but the source of these differences is not well understood. One obvious candidate, and a major focus of research and policy discussions both in the United States and abroad, is teacher quality. Research and common sense tell that good teachers can have a tremendous impact on their…
Descriptors: Teacher Competencies, Cognitive Ability, Academic Achievement, Teacher Influence
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Pullman, Ashley; Jongbloed, Janine – Journal of Education and Work, 2019
Through analyses of Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) data, the following study considers the direct and indirect association between education and workplace task discretion in 30 countries. By focusing on cross-national comparison, it considers the ways in which these findings are dependent on both the…
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Adults, Professional Autonomy, Context Effect
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Rubenson, Kjell – International Review of Education, 2019
A quick review of national policy documents reveals how lifelong learning has evolved as the key principle for a comprehensive education and learning strategy from cradle to grave. This raises major challenges for how to assess and report the state of lifelong learning in UNESCO Member States. It is in this context that this article critically…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Adults
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Yu, Chong Ho; Lee, Hyun Seo; Lara, Emily; Gan, Siyan – International Education Studies, 2019
Skeptics of Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) and Trend for International Math and Science Study (TIMSS) argue that while US elementary and high school students are behind their peers in other nations, the US workforce is still excellent because of the high quality post-secondary educational institutions in the US. However, the…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adults, Foreign Countries, Scores
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Boeren, Ellen – European Education, 2019
This article demonstrates that foreign-born adults in Europe tend to participate less in adult education activities compared to native-born adults living in the same country. However, this is mainly explained through the job-related nature of nonformal education. Foreign-born adults tend to participate more in formal adult education than…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Foreign Nationals, Adults, Adult Education
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Annen, Silvia – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2019
Canadian society is characterised by a plurality of immigrants and Canadian migration policy and corresponding recognition approaches are strongly geared to economic criteria, qualifications and skills. This paper addresses the question how immigrants who have acquired their highest qualification outside Canada are able to use their foreign…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Labor Market, Immigrants
Fogg, Neeta; Harrington, Paul; Khatiwada, Ishwar – Educational Testing Service, 2019
In this paper, the second in the "Impact of Human Capital in the American Labor Market" series, the authors reveal that there are large groups of college graduates who lose out on the seemingly automatic earnings premium from their degree, and that their failure is related to a lack of skills. One of every five bachelor's degree holders…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Labor Market, Outcomes of Education, Job Skills
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Yalcin, Seher – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2019
This study aimed to determine individual- and country-level latent classes in literacy, numeracy and problem-solving competencies of individuals participating in the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies 2015. Specifically, it sought to distinguish these classes in relation to individuals' sex and to identify the state…
Descriptors: Competence, Literacy, Numeracy, Problem Solving
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Tan, Charlene – Philosophical Inquiry in Education, 2019
This article examines a Confucian conception of competence and its corresponding response to the competencies agenda that underpins international large-scale assessments such as the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). It is argued that standardised transnational assessments are undergirded by a technical rationality that…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Measurement, Confucianism, Adults
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Williams, Ross – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2019
This article explores the contribution of higher education to the development of numeracy and literacy competencies. To control for other post-schooling determinants of generic skills, the analysis is confined to adults aged 20-24¬†years who have completed or who are enrolled in tertiary studies. The quality of incoming students is controlled for…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Higher Education, Numeracy, Literacy
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Mamedova, Saida; Pawlowski, Emily – National Center for Education Statistics, 2019
Using the data from the Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC), this Data Point summarizes the number of U.S. adults with low levels of English literacy and describes how they differ by nativity status and race/ethnicity. PIAAC is a large-scale international study of working-age adults (ages 16-65) that assesses…
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Adults, English, Racial Differences
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Xiao, Feiya; Barnard-Brak, Lucy; Lan, William; Burley, Hansel – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2019
This study sought to a better understanding of the construct of problem solving in technology-rich environments and the effect of literacy and numeracy on problem solving. Data used in this study were drawn from Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies US data which includes 5010 completed cases and a total of 1326…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Literacy, Numeracy, Competence
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Lee, Jeongwoo; Desjardins, Richard – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2019
This comparative study examines patterns of inequality in participation in two different types of adult learning and education (ALE) -- job-related formal ALE (JFALE) and job-related non-formal ALE (JNFALE) -- as related to social origins at the micro-level and three categories of social inequality at the macro-level at the macro level (economic,…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Equal Education, Social Bias