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Lurette, Donald – Centre for Literacy, 2014
The author has been working in the literacy field with francophone adults in a minority setting and in a variety of capacities for twenty years, and considers himself a reflective and critical practitioner. He strives to understand the world of adult education and skills development based on his practical experiences and observations from the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Literacy, Andragogy, Language Minorities
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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Grek, Sotiria – Journal of Education Policy, 2013
Through a sociological analysis of the knowledge and actors that have become central to international assessments, the paper focuses on the processes that influence the production of shared narratives and agendas, adopting the position that their existence is not organic, but rather the product of undertakings that often fabricate and manage,…
Descriptors: Comparative Testing, Expertise, Educational Policy, Governance
Murray, Scott; Shillington, Richard – Canadian Literacy and Learning Network, 2012
Examining costs and savings associated with moving every Canadian with a Literacy Level 1 or 2 (on the international literacy scale) to Level 3, this analysis is based upon statistically matched data from the "2003 International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey and the 2005-2009 Surveys of Labour and Income Dynamics." The methods provide…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Costs, Income, Adult Literacy
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Werquin, Patrick – Journal of Education and Work, 2012
The concept of learning outcomes is at the heart of many research programmes and policy responses. International surveys (from the International Adult Literacy Survey, back in the mid-nineties, to the forthcoming Assessment of Higher Education Learning Outcomes two OECD surveys), National Qualifications Frameworks or the European Qualifications…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outcomes of Education, Lifelong Learning, Informal Education
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Aro, Mikko; Olkinuora, Erkki – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2007
In the modern world, skimming through information quickly and finding the important nuggets of knowledge from amongst the information overload is an essential skill. One way to train oneself for this kind of literacy is reading on the internet, which requires continuous assessment of search results and specifying searches. In this article a…
Descriptors: Computers, Foreign Countries, Information Seeking, Functional Literacy
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Straková, Jana – Educational Research, 2015
Background: In its communications, the European Commission stresses the importance of vocational education and endorses apprenticeship training. Educational systems that have dual tracks of academic alongside vocational learning routes have been shown to generate better labour market outcomes for school leavers and smooth the school-to-work…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Apprenticeships, Track System (Education)
Sellers, Daniel; Byrne, Tina – Adult Learner: The Irish Journal of Adult and Community Education, 2015
In 2014 the National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA) published a research report titled "What Really Counts Next: Action Learning Project with Numeracy Tutors" (Sellers and Byrne, 2014). The report provided an in-depth insight into the way tutors made changes to their practice, and offered practical tips on how to teach numeracy to adult…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Numeracy, Educational Research, Educational Strategies
OECD Publishing (NJ1), 2005
The Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey (ALL) is a large-scale co-operative effort undertaken by governments, national statistics agencies, research institutions and multi-lateral agencies. The development and management of the study were co-ordinated by Statistics Canada and the Educational Testing Service (ETS) in collaboration with the…
Descriptors: Life Satisfaction, Familiarity, Numeracy, Demography
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Quintero, Lucia; Tuckett, Alan – Convergence, 2007
In anticipation of CONFINTEA VI, this article critically reflects on the last decade of English adult education policy. The United Kingdom played an important role in 1997's Hamburg conference by putting forward International Adult Learners' Week, and inspiring delegates by its enthusiasm for adult education. However the trajectory of the past ten…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Lifelong Learning, Adult Learning
Paccagnella, Marco – OECD Publishing, 2016
This paper presents a comprehensive analysis of the link between age and proficiency in information-processing skills, based on information drawn from the Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC). The data reveal significant age-related differences in proficiencies, strongly suggesting that proficiency tends to "naturally" decline with age. Age…
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Surveys, Adults, Age Differences
Canadian Literacy and Learning Network, 2012
Canadians share a common interest in finding ways to raise incomes and reduce dependence on income support programs. Canadian Literacy and Learning Network (CLLN) and DataAngel Policy Research Incorporated have produced a report that explores the potential of an investment in adult literacy to simultaneously raise Canadians earnings and reduce…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Costs, Income, Adult Literacy
Canadian Literacy and Learning Network, 2012
Canadians share a common interest in finding ways to raise incomes and reduce dependence on income support programs. Canadian Literacy and Learning Network (CLLN) and DataAngel Policy Research Incorporated have produced a report that explores the potential of an investment in adult literacy to simultaneously raise Canadians' earnings and reduce…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Costs, Income, Adult Literacy
Canadian Literacy and Learning Network, 2012
Canadians share a common interest in finding ways to raise incomes and reduce dependence on income support programs. Canadian Literacy and Learning Network (CLLN) and DataAngel Policy Research Incorporated have produced a report that explores the potential of an investment in adult literacy to simultaneously raise Canadians' earnings and reduce…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Costs, Income, Adult Literacy
Canadian Literacy and Learning Network, 2012
Canadians share a common interest in finding ways to raise incomes and reduce dependence on income support programs. Canadian Literacy and Learning Network (CLLN) and DataAngel Policy Research Incorporated have produced a report that explores the potential of an investment in adult literacy to simultaneously raise Canadians' earnings and reduce…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Costs, Income, Adult Literacy
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