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Xiao, Feiya; Barnard-Brak, Lucy; Lan, William; Burley, Hansel – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2019
This study sought to a better understanding of the construct of problem solving in technology-rich environments and the effect of literacy and numeracy on problem solving. Data used in this study were drawn from Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies US data which includes 5010 completed cases and a total of 1326…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Literacy, Numeracy, Competence
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Lee, Jeongwoo; Desjardins, Richard – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2019
This comparative study examines patterns of inequality in participation in two different types of adult learning and education (ALE) -- job-related formal ALE (JFALE) and job-related non-formal ALE (JNFALE) -- as related to social origins at the micro-level and three categories of social inequality at the macro-level at the macro level (economic,…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Equal Education, Social Bias
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Nienkemper, Barbara; Grotlüschen, Anke – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2019
The present article connects a secondary analysis of quantitative data from the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) with the theoretical approach of 'literacy practices' and related research results from the so-called New Literacy Studies (NLS) tradition, which follows a cultural practices paradigm. According…
Descriptors: Adults, Foreign Countries, Literacy, Adult Literacy
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Buddeberg, Klaus – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2019
According to the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC), a large proportion of adults in Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries have low literacy proficiency levels. There exist widespread stereotypes about adults who have difficulties with reading and writing, stereotypes which…
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Adults, Stereotypes, Social Isolation