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Reflections on the PIAAC Literacy and Numeracy Frameworks

Reflections on the PIAAC Literacy and Numeracy Frameworks 655150 ALXXXX10.1177/1045159516655150Adult LearningAdult Learning research-article2016 ADULT LEARNING August 2017 Reflections Ree fl ctions on the PIAAC Literacy and Numeracy Frameworks Alisa Belzer, PhD he Program for International Assessment of Adult summarized in research conference papers, it seems Competencies (PIAAC) results, released in 2013, PIAAC has given us a finer grained, more sophisticated Thave spurred researchers to engage in rich description of a problem we all already know a great analyses. In addition to making it possible to compare deal about—far too many people do not have the skill levels among the 23 participating nations, the literacy skills they need—and we are making little, if PIAAC data have enabled researchers to analyze any, progress in ameliorating the problem. In fact, relationships among cognitive literacy, numeracy, and Murray, Binkley, and Shillington (2015) demonstrated problem solving in technology-rich environments skills; we are making negative progress. It is not a pretty age, gender, race/ethnicity, educational level; and a picture. host of personal and social outcomes including health, When I think about the PIAAC results, it is difficult economic well-being, and civic engagement. In 2014 not to feel some despair and to wonder why we cannot and 2015, invited researchers reported their findings at http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Adult Learning SAGE

Reflections on the PIAAC Literacy and Numeracy Frameworks

Adult Learning , Volume 28 (3): 3 – Aug 1, 2017

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1045-1595
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2162-4070
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10.1177/1045159516655150
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655150 ALXXXX10.1177/1045159516655150Adult LearningAdult Learning research-article2016 ADULT LEARNING August 2017 Reflections Ree fl ctions on the PIAAC Literacy and Numeracy Frameworks Alisa Belzer, PhD he Program for International Assessment of Adult summarized in research conference papers, it seems Competencies (PIAAC) results, released in 2013, PIAAC has given us a finer grained, more sophisticated Thave spurred researchers to engage in rich description of a problem we all already know a great analyses. In addition to making it possible to compare deal about—far too many people do not have the skill levels among the 23 participating nations, the literacy skills they need—and we are making little, if PIAAC data have enabled researchers to analyze any, progress in ameliorating the problem. In fact, relationships among cognitive literacy, numeracy, and Murray, Binkley, and Shillington (2015) demonstrated problem solving in technology-rich environments skills; we are making negative progress. It is not a pretty age, gender, race/ethnicity, educational level; and a picture. host of personal and social outcomes including health, When I think about the PIAAC results, it is difficult economic well-being, and civic engagement. In 2014 not to feel some despair and to wonder why we cannot and 2015, invited researchers reported their findings at

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Published: Aug 1, 2017

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