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OECD Skills Outlook 2013: First Results from the Survey of Adult Skills (2013)

This document is housed on the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) server.

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2013-10-31

Skills in Canada: First results from the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies, 2012 (2013)

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This document offers a brief analysis of data from the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC).

PIAAC is a joint education and labour initiative of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), and provides internationally comparable measures of the three skills essential to processing information: literacy, numeracy, and problem solving in technology-rich environments (PS-TRE).

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2013-10-30

First Reactions to the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) Results (2013)

The Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) is an initiative of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) that provides internationally comparable measures of literacy, numeracy, and problem solving in technology-rich environments (PS-TRE). This paper offers insights into the impact for Canada of the first results of PIAAC, including directions for future policy initiatives.

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2013-10-22

OECD Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies: PIAAC in Canada – Slide Presentation (2013)

This document is housed on the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC) server.

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2013-10-21

Skilled for Life? Key Findings from the Survey of Adult Skills (2013)

This document is housed on the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) server.

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2013-10-16

Skills in Canada: First Results from the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) (2013)

This report presents the first results of the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC), an initiative of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). PIAAC provides internationally comparable measures of literacy, numeracy, and problem solving in technology-rich environments (PS-TRE).

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2013-10-10

Doing the maths: the training needs of numeracy tutors in Ireland, 2013 and beyond (2013)

This document outlines the findings of a study carried out by the National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA) and Institute of Technology, Tallaght (ITT) in Ireland to identify training needs among numeracy tutors working with adult learners in a number of settings.

More than 160 tutors completed a questionnaire for the study, which was carried out in 2012 and is based on a similar one undertaken in 2001.

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2013-09-10

Improving the Numeracy Component of the Essential Skills Research Project (ESRP) Methodology - Final Report (2011)

This document outlines the findings and recommendations of research on numeracy, undertaken by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) as part of the Essential Skills Research Project (ESRP). The goal of the ESRP is to improve the current measurement framework for those skills.

The research involved a comparative analysis of five international numeracy assessment frameworks, and of the current ESRP framework.

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2013-08-27

Participation in three adult learning settings: A brief comparative examination of data from 2010 (2012)

This report, prepared by the National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA) in Ireland, analyzes and compares the findings from three research projects carried out in 2010.

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2013-08-19

Learning in the Workplace: A literature review (2012)

The primary purpose of this report is to summarize the literature on workplace learning in provincial, national, and international contexts, and to provide a set of recommendations about what New Brunswick employers could do to transform their workplaces into learning organizations.

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2013-07-19

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