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OECD Publishing, 2014
The Programme for International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) will establish technical standards and guidelines to ensure that the survey design and implementation processes of PIAAC yield high-quality and internationally comparable data. This document provides a revised version of the technical standards and guidelines originally…
Descriptors: Adults, International Assessment, Adult Literacy, Competence
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Desjardins, Richard; Rubenson, Kjell – European Journal of Education, 2013
This article focuses on evidence regarding cross-national patterns of participation in adult education and an interpretation of these patterns from an institutional and public policy perspective. The interpretation follows from the perspective that sustaining high and widely distributed levels of investment in the development and maintenance of…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Public Policy, Educational Policy, Coordination
Duggan, Jamie M.; Heath, Nancy L.; Toste, Jessica R.; Ross, Shana – Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, 2011
Non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) is a concern among professionals working with youth. The present study examined school counsellors' experiences, training and school preparedness, perceived knowledge, beliefs, and intervention approaches related to NSSI. Participants were 470 school counsellors (417 female, 53 male) from across North America (156…
Descriptors: Injuries, Foreign Countries, School Counseling, School Counselors
Jarvis, Peter, Ed. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2010
As lifelong learning grows in popularity, few comprehensive pictures of the phenomenon have emerged. The "Routledge International Handbook of Lifelong Learning" provides a disciplined and complete overview of lifelong learning internationally. The theoretical structure puts the learner at the centre and the book emanates from there,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Distance Education, Lifelong Learning
Welch, Nancy – Morrison Institute for Public Policy, Arizona State University, 2009
Raising Arizona was the challenge of the 20th century. Sustaining Arizona is now the challenge of the 21st. A crucial part of that task is not just understanding today's knowledge economy, but mastering it. Ray and Charles Eames, the creative geniuses behind many iconic 20th century designs, debuted their film "Powers of 10" in 1977. In…
Descriptors: Economic Progress, Human Capital, Policy Analysis, Human Body
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Kliewer, Christopher; Biklen, Douglas – Teachers College Record, 2007
Background/Context: Culturally authoritative texts such as Text Revision of the Diagnostic & Statistical Manual-IV [DSM-IV-TR](American Psychiatric Association [APA], 2004) describe literate impossibility for individuals with disability labels associated with severe developmental disabilities. Our qualitative research challenges the…
Descriptors: Research Design, Qualitative Research, Indigenous Knowledge, Citizenship
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Woolley, Michael E.; Bowen, Gary L. – Family Relations, 2007
Many students in the United States, particularly those from lower income or racially/ ethnically diverse families, are exposed to clusters of risk factors that have a negative impact on school success. This study examined the association between the number of supportive and caring adults in the home, school, and neighborhood and the school…
Descriptors: Risk, Middle School Students, Family (Sociological Unit), Low Income Groups
Broschart, James R. – 1977
This synthesis of selected manuscripts, submitted to the Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education to aid in developing position statements that reflected the Bureau's view of chief issues surrounding the concept of lifelong learning, presents an overview of adult education in the United States. The first section is a brief listing of the public…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Development, Adult Education, Adult Learning
National Advisory Council on Extension and Continuing Education, Washington, DC. – 1977
This document contains the proceedings of a conference for representatives of organized labor, business and industry, postsecondary institutions, and federal agencies which was held to (1) discuss adult learning needs and opportunities in the United States, and (2) make recommendations on those adult learning issues which ought to be matters of…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adults, Business Responsibility, Conference Reports
Tuijnman, Albert C., Ed.; Van Der Kamp, Max, Ed. – 1992
This book contains 15 papers on the following topics related to lifelong learning: lifespan development and education, capacity to learn in the lifespan, skills formation in the workplace, learning to learn in the lifespan, and implications for policy and practice. The following papers are included: "Learning for Life: New Ideas, New…
Descriptors: Adult Development, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Adults