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Gabrielsen, Egil; Sabatini, John – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2020
This article focuses on low-performing adult readers in the Scandinavian countries, seeking to identify and describe some of the literacy-related problems that they face. Following a presentation of the Reading Components Assessment (RCA) used in PIAAC (Program for International Assessment of Adult Competencies), we provide profiles for those…
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Low Achievement, Adults, Reading Skills
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Rasmusson, Maria; Albaek, Karsten; Lind, Patrik; Myrberg, Mats – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
The present study aims at investigating the long-term cognitive effects of vocational education and training (VET) in Sweden and Denmark using data from the PIAAC Survey of Adult Skills. While Sweden has moved towards a more academic vocational education, Denmark has kept the apprenticeship system. Using multiple regression analysis we estimate…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Apprenticeships, Secondary School Students, Foreign Countries