International evidence review of basic skills: learning from high-performing and improving countries

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This research focused on countries that were high-performing in at least one of the three dimensions assessed by the OECD's Survey of Adult Skills, or rapidly improving in literacy. The study comprised of three strands: (1) a rapid review and assessment of international evidence; (2) analysis of data from the International Survey of Adult Skills conducted as part of [Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies] PIAAC; and (3) four in-depth country case studies which included interviews with basic skills experts and English and non-English language literature reviews....  [+] Show more

Subjects: Skills and knowledge; Adult and community education; Policy; Research; Performance; Literacy

Keywords: Basic skill; Adult basic education; Case study; Comparative analysis

Geographic subjects: England; Great Britain; Europe; Netherlands; Norway; Asia; Korea; North America; Canada

Published: London, England: Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, 2015

Physical description: 132 p.

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Series: BIS research paper; no. 209

Resource type: Paper

Call number: TD/TNC 119.131

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