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İnönü Üniversitesi Eğitim Fakültesi Dergisi     Open Access  
İnönü University Journal of the Graduate School of Education     Open Access  
INOPENDAS : Jurnal Ilmiah Kependidikan     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Inspiramatika     Open Access  
Instructional Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Integral Transforms and Special Functions     Hybrid Journal  
Interacções     Open Access  
InterActions: UCLA Journal of Education and Information     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Interchange     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intercultural Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Interdisciplinaridade. Revista do Grupo de Estudos e Pesquisa em Interdisciplinaridade     Open Access  
Interdisciplinary Journal of e-Skills and Lifelong Learning     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Interdisciplinary Journal of Information, Knowledge, and Management     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Interdisciplinary Research in Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Interdyscyplinarne Konteksty Pedagogiki Specjalnej     Open Access  
Interespe. Interdisciplinaridade e Espiritualidade na Educação     Open Access  
Interface - Comunicação, Saúde, Educação     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Interfaces : Revista de Extensão da UFMG     Open Access  
Interfaces da Educação     Open Access  
International Developments     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International e-Journal of Educational Studies     Open Access  
International Education     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
International Education Research     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
International Education Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
International Educational Research     Open Access  
International Electronic Journal of Environmental Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal for 21st Century Education     Open Access  
International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
International Journal for Educational Integrity     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
International Journal for Talent Development     Open Access  
International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
International Journal of Academic Research in Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Accounting     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Active Learning     Open Access  
International Journal of Advanced Multidisciplinary Research and Review     Open Access  
International Journal of Advancement in Education and Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Art & Design Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
International Journal of Bullying Prevention     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Chinese Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Christianity & Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Cognitive Research in Science, Engineering and Education     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Community Service Learning     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Construction Education and Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Critical Pedagogy     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Curriculum and Instruction (IJCI)     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Cyber Ethics in Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Designs for Learning     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Development Education and Global Learning     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Disability, Development and Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
International Journal of Distance Education and E-Learning     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Distance Education Technologies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Early Childhood     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
International Journal of Early Years Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
International Journal of Education     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Education and Management Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Educational Administration and Policy Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Educational and Psychological Researches     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Educational Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
International Journal of Educational Methodology     Open Access  
International Journal of Educational Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
International Journal of Educational Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
International Journal of Educational Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Electrical Engineering Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of English Language Education     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
International Journal of English Language Teaching     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Ethics Education     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Evaluation and Research in Education     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
International Journal of Experiential Learning & Case Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Foreign Language Teaching and Research     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Health Administration and Education Congress (Sanitas Magisterium)     Open Access  
International Journal of Health Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Health Promotion and Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
International Journal of Holistic Early Learning and Development     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Inclusive Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
International Journal of Indonesian Education and Teaching     Open Access  
International Journal of Information and Operations Management Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Innovation in Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
International Journal of Integrated Education and Development     Open Access  
International Journal of Knowledge and Learning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Language Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Language Teaching and Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Leadership in Education: Theory and Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
International Journal of Learning Analytics and Artificial Intelligence for Education (iJAI)     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Learning and Development     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Learning and Intellectual Capital     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Learning and Media     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Lifelong Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Management Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of Management in Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of Modern Education and Computer Science     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Multicultural Education     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of Music Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
International Journal of New Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Nurse Practitioner Educators     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
International Journal of Nursing Student Scholarship     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Online Pedagogy and Course Design     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Pedagogies and Learning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Pedagogy, Policy and ICT in Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Play     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Pluralism and Economics Education     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Practice-based Learning in Health and Social Care     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Public Legal Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39)
International Journal of Quantitative Research in Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Rehabilitation and Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
International Journal of Rehabilitation Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
International Journal of Research & Method in Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
International Journal of Research in Education Methodology     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
International Journal of Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Research Studies in Education     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Research Studies in Educational Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
International Journal of Research Studies in Language Learning     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
International Journal of School & Educational Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of School Social Work     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
International Journal of Science and Technology Education Research     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of Science Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
International Journal of Science Education, Part B Communication and Public Engagement     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of Servant-Leadership     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Social Media and Interactive Learning Environments     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
International Journal of Social Sciences and Education Research     Open Access  
International Journal of Sociology of Education     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
International Journal of STEM Education     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Synergy and Research     Open Access  
International Journal of Teaching and Case Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Technology and Design Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
International Journal of Technology and Educational Marketing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
International Journal of Training Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Trends in Mathematics Education Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal on Lifelong Education and Leadership     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal Pedagogy of Social Studies     Open Access  
International Online Journal of Education and Teaching     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Online Journal of Teachers in Collaboration     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Quarterly of Community Health Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
International Research in Education     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
International Review of Economics Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Review of Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Review of Qualitative Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 33)
International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning     Open Access   (Followers: 26)
International Studies in Catholic Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Studies in Sociology of Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
International Technology and Education Journal     Open Access  
Interritórios     Open Access  
InterScientia     Open Access  
Intervention in School and Clinic     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Investigación en la Escuela     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Investigaciones Sobre Lectura     Open Access  
Investigating the Child’s World     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Investigations in Mathematics Learning     Hybrid Journal  
Irish Educational Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Irish Journal of Academic Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
IRJE (Indonesian Research Journal in Education)     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Iseedu : Journal of Islamic Educational Thoughts and Practices     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Islamic Counseling : Jurnal Bimbingan Konseling Islam     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Issues and Trends in Educational Technology     Open Access  
Issues in Informing Science and Information Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Issues in Language Instruction     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Istanbul Journal of Innovation in Education     Open Access  
Istawa : Journal of Islamic Education     Open Access  
Italiano a scuola     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Italiano LinguaDue     Open Access  
Itinerario Educativo     Open Access  
Itinerarios Educativos     Open Access  
Izdihar : Journal of Arabic Language Teaching, Linguistics, and Literature     Open Access  
Izvestia Ural Federal University Journal. Series 1. Issues in Education, Science and Culture     Open Access  
JADECS : Journal of Arts, Design, Art Education and Culture Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
JALIE : Journal of Applied Linguistics and Islamic Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
JAMP : Jurnal Administrasi dan Manajemen Pendidikan     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
JEKPEND : Jurnal Ekonomi dan Pendidikan     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Jendela Olahraga     Open Access  
JET (Journal of English Teaching)     Open Access  
JIKAP PGSD : Jurnal Ilmiah Ilmu Kependidikan     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
JINoP (Jurnal Inovasi Pembelajaran)     Open Access  
JIPM (Jurnal Ilmiah Pendidikan Matematika)     Open Access  
JMIR Medical Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
JMPM : Jurnal Matematika dan Pendidikan Matematika     Open Access  
JOHME : Journal of Holistic Mathematics Education     Open Access  
Jornal Internacional de Estudos em Educação Matemática     Open Access  
Journal for Counselor Preparation and Supervision     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal for Educators, Teachers and Trainers     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal for Language Teaching = Tydskrif vir Taalonderrig     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Journal for Learning Through the Arts     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Journal for Research in Mathematics Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 27)

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International Review of Education
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  • Prophets, saviours and saints: Symbolic governance and the rise of a
           transnational metrological field
    • Abstract: Abstract Through their collaborative practices of quantification and standardisation in large-scale comparative literacy and numeracy surveys, international organisations (IOs) are both constituting new realities and being reconstituted themselves. This article aims to substantiate how the dominance of global measurement regimes has had profound implications for the ways in which IOs such as the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the World Bank interact, and for the environments these new interrelationships generate. How is one to make sense of this emerging reality' The author of this article examines the interplay of large IOs in their effort to achieve the targets of the United Nations’ fourth Sustainable Development Goal (the education-focused SDG 4). She argues that the SDGs are not a stand-alone performance measurement exercise, but are rather organised under the rubric of a much larger monitoring programme with its own internal logic, structure and hierarchies. She demonstrates that SDG 4 represents a significant case of transnational governance of education, and more specifically of the infrastructures and interdependencies of IOs in the construction of education data within the SDGs. Her purpose is to offer insights into the labour and infrastructure involved in the joint production of metrics. Drawing on declarations, agreements and reports as well as empirical findings from a series of interviews she conducted with key actors from all the major IOs and civil society, the author uses Bourdieusian theory to suggest that quantification has facilitated symbolic governance of the education policy field. As a result, the joint effort towards achieving the targets of SDG 4 represents the rise, and to a large degree the dominance, of the influence of the transnational field of measurement in education.
      PubDate: 2020-06-26
       
  • Adult learning and education as a tool to contain pandemics: The COVID-19
           experience
    • Abstract: Abstract In combating pandemics, more can be gained by changing citizens’ behaviours than by relying solely on the medical route. In the current COVID-19 pandemic, the struggle to contain the outbreak and push back new infection figures will ultimately be won by training citizens how to avoid creating secondary transmission chains. The COVID-19 pandemic highlights the relationship between individual behaviour and group risk. Mass training of all social strata of a country’s entire population is therefore critical in mitigating the pandemic. The authors of this article argue that adult learning and education (ALE) can play a pivotal role particularly in countries where average literacy levels are low, as these are usually the same countries in which healthcare systems are more fragile. This article explains why ALE, especially the promotion of health literacy as part of ALE (which is itself part of lifelong learning), is necessary to enable individuals to make informed health-related decisions. Research has shown that low- or non-literate individuals are less responsive to health education, less likely to use disease prevention services, and less likely to successfully manage chronic disease than literate citizens. The authors refer to the evaluation of the health literacy aspect of a large-scale adult literacy campaign launched in South Africa in 2008 which has yielded measurable outcomes and proved that the intervention had enabled adults to better understand health messages. They stress the importance of populations having at least a basic level of literacy and numeracy skills to enable them to receive and act on vital information during a pandemic or disaster. They argue that ALE should in fact be understood as an inherent element of every national emergency strategy, both in terms of prior preparation for possible future emergencies (such as pandemics, earthquakes, tornados, flooding, bushfires etc.), and in terms of reaction to a given emergency such as the current COVID-19 pandemic.
      PubDate: 2020-06-18
       
  • Micro and macro drivers affecting adult literacy proficiency profiles
           across countries
    • Abstract: Abstract This article analyses comparative data from the 1994–1998 International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) and the 2012 Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC). At the micro level, the author considers factors involved in the development of an individual person’s literacy from a lifecycle perspective. At the macro level, he investigates trends in literacy proficiency profiles for countries that participated in both the IALS and PIAAC studies. In a number of countries, small average declines in literacy were recorded. This apparent stagnation in overall literacy at the population level in so many member countries of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) merits a closer look at the trend data made available from IALS and PIAAC. The aim of this research is to understand the determinants of literacy proficiency in terms of (1) how they may be affecting the development of literacy from an individual lifecycle perspective, and (2) how they may be affecting the development of national profiles of literacy proficiency as countries’ sociodemographic compositions, sociocultural practices and economies change over time. There are few other comparative data like these that can help to improve insights on what drives the development and maintenance of literacy in adult populations. The data suggest that macro trends in literacy practices in work-related contexts may be on the decline, an impression the author discusses in relation to the observed stagnation in literacy profiles across many of the countries for which trend data are available. He considers the implications of his findings in relation to the upskilling and deskilling of occupations, changes in the distribution of work tasks, and the continued measurement of practices in PIAAC.
      PubDate: 2020-06-06
       
  • The effect of extracurricular activities on academic performance in
           secondary school: The case of Azerbaijan
    • Abstract: Abstract Extracurricular activities play an important role in the school lives of students. To understand this effect, the authors of this article consider public schools in Azerbaijan and analyse the effect of extracurricular activities on students’ academic performance. They conducted a study investigating three groups of extracurricular activities: sports, fine arts and student clubs. For data on academic performance, they used results of a centralised state school examination which assesses students in two subjects: language of instruction (either Azerbaijani or Russian) and mathematics. The results of this study show that some extracurricular activities have a positive effect on students’ academic performance, while others show no effect. Moreover, the authors consider the number of different extracurricular activities a student takes part in and analyse the significance of this number in predicting student success.
      PubDate: 2020-06-05
       
  • Doing competence: On the performativity of literacy and numeracy from a
           post-structural viewpoint
    • Abstract: International large-scale assessments like the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competences (PIAAC) assess literacy and numeracy proficiency as abstract competences, assuming they are cognitive skills and therefore objectively and universally measurable. However, research into how people’s lives are affected by notions of literacy and numeracy has shown that both are influenced by social conventions and expectations which are embedded in power relations and ideology. Competences and practices are situated in their social context, and they are products of historical processes which include their construction through the way they are referred to by both experts and the general public. The purpose of this article is to look at literacy and numeracy from a post-structural point of view, questioning the individualised understanding of literacy and numeracy as abstract competences which people simply “have”. The author explores the possibility of viewing these basic competences as constructed through how they are actively performed (e.g. when someone engages in reading, writing or calculating for a particular purpose in a particular context) and referred to (e.g. when someone is pronounced “literate” or “competent”). The author points out that being acknowledged and addressed as competent and literate opens up possibilities, just as being viewed as lacking these competences can allow access to (learning) opportunities. Simultaneously and ambivalently, constructed notions of competence both liberate and subordinate individuals. They create power relations and vulnerabilities which often remain unacknowledged.
      PubDate: 2020-05-25
       
  • Functions of an institutional culture of access: Student choices and
           transitions to university in South Africa
    • Abstract: Abstract When students choose their university, this is determined by academic entry requirements, acceptance into a programme, sufficient funding and tips from their family and friends. They are also targeted by universities’ marketing departments. In the context of higher education, the concept of institutional culture comprises a university’s practices and values which are collectively shared by its staff and students. This institutional culture is communicated to potential students, who in turn match the information against their own aspirations before making their choice. This article presents a case study investigating the role of institutional culture in promoting access to the state-funded university system in South Africa. It draws on empirical data gathered from staff and first-year students at a South African university. The author’s analysis reveals that students’ university choice and aspirations are mainly influenced by three functions of culture, namely serving as a basis of (1) communication; (2) motivation; and (3) identity. Arguing that it would be useful for universities to also consider the other four functions of culture, which are: serving as a basis of (4) judgement; (5) stratification; (6) productivity; and (7) perception, the author concludes that South African students’ access to higher education can be enhanced through a more nuanced inclusion of all cultural functions in institutional culture.
      PubDate: 2020-05-08
       
  • International aid to education: Power dynamics in an era of partnership
    • PubDate: 2020-04-30
       
  • Proficiency level descriptors for low reading proficiency: An integrative
           process model
    • Abstract: Abstract Low literacy among adolescents and adults worldwide remains a serious problem, even in economically developed countries. The consequences of low reading proficiency levels can be harmful in many ways for both the individuals concerned and their communities in terms of health, political, social and economic outcomes. While large-scale international assessments do assess reading proficiency, the data they provide for the bottom end of the scale are still somewhat undifferentiated. What is of particular concern to scholars and policymakers alike is to better understand the nature of reading difficulties among low-literate adolescents and adults. Addressing this need, the authors of this article present a new integrative process model which takes into consideration reader-related, text-related and task-related factors along different stages of the reading process that can cause reading difficulties. The process model incorporates different traditions of research on low reading proficiency: large-scale assessments, cognitive psychology, and research on developmental precursors of reading comprehension. It enabled the authors to identify core difficulty-generating factors, in particular task and text characteristics relevant in evaluating the difficulty of a reading task and thus in determining whether low-literate readers can solve it. The process model also proved suitable for incorporation into standard-setting practice. The authors demonstrate how the process model provided a framework for developing proficiency level descriptors (PLDs) which were then applied for the purpose of standard setting in a German large-scale assessment, the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS). Their results show that the PLDs were indeed suitable for differentiating between a low reading proficiency level and a functional reading proficiency level among adolescents and adults.
      PubDate: 2020-04-30
       
  • Perspectives on educational practice around the world
    • PubDate: 2020-04-29
       
  • Evolution of adult numeracy from quantitative literacy to numeracy:
           Lessons learned from international assessments
    • Abstract: Abstract Historically, numeracy has tended to be forgotten and overlooked in adult education, especially compared to literacy. Yet evidence exists to show that numeracy should be made a priority, and that building the foundational numeracy skills of young people and adults is vital for their well-being in work and life in the 21st century. In the past three decades, there has been an increasing awareness of the role and importance of mathematics and numeracy skills in adult life. This concerns every adult as an individual, as a member of society and as a worker, and how proficiency in these areas is critical in underpinning the skills necessary to negotiate the challenges of 21st-century life. This article describes how this growing understanding and awareness of numeracy has been enhanced through the evolution of the assessment of numeracy in international adult skills surveys. It began with the International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) in the 1990s, continued with the Adult Literacy and Lifeskills (ALL) survey in the mid-2000s, and in 2011 finally led to the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC). The latter’s second cycle is due to start collecting data in 2021–2022 and the results are due to be published in 2023. The development and ongoing refinement of the theoretical frameworks and constructs that underpin these programmes and the assessments themselves, alongside the research based on the rich data of empirical and background information emerging from these surveys, have contributed significantly to our knowledge and understanding of numeracy in people’s lives.
      PubDate: 2020-04-29
       
  • The charisma machine: The life, death, and legacy of one laptop per child
    • PubDate: 2020-04-28
       
  • Two books about power: A comparative review
    • PubDate: 2020-04-25
       
  • Practice makes perfect: Practice engagement theory and the development of
           adult literacy and numeracy proficiency
    • Abstract: Abstract Practice engagement theory (PET) posits that individuals’ literacy proficiencies develop as a by-product of their engagement in everyday reading and writing practices and, reciprocally, that literacy proficiencies affect levels of engagement in reading and writing practices. This suggests that literacy training which increases engagement in meaningful practices might generate proficiency growth. Research has shown that this approach does indeed seem to be effective in improving (adult) learners’ literacy proficiency. A number of cross-sectional comparisons of participants’ and non-participants’ performance in various training activities, as well as quantitative modelling of adults’ proficiency growth in longitudinal studies have confirmed the theoretical assumptions of PET. The authors of this article describe the first application of PET to literacy and numeracy development in a longitudinal study of a nationally representative adult population. Their investigation followed a sample of adults initially interviewed and assessed in the German component of the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC), adding longitudinal data from three additional waves of the national extension study (PIAAC-L), which included repeated assessments of literacy and numeracy proficiency over a period of three years. The authors’ quantitative modelling of the growth of literacy and numeracy proficiency over time provides strong support for PET. Their comparisons of how various practice engagement indexes predict growth of literacy and numeracy proficiencies indicate that reading engagement is the strongest predictor of literacy growth and maths engagement is the strongest predictor of numeracy growth. The authors conclude their article by considering their findings’ implications for sustainable development, lifelong learning policy and future research into the development of adult literacy and numeracy proficiency.
      PubDate: 2020-04-24
       
  • International assessment of low reading proficiency in the adult
           population: A question of components or lower rungs'
    • Abstract: Abstract Among the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) launched in 2015, the fourth goal (SDG 4) is dedicated to education, and one of the ten targets within that goal specifically addresses adult literacy and numeracy skills. Efforts to reach this target involve monitoring, which in turn involves assessment. The most powerful instrument for assessing literacy proficiency is the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC), conducted by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). It has five hierarchically organised proficiency levels for literacy. A sixth category, labelled “below Level 1”, lumps together low proficiencies at the bottom end of the proficiency continuum. To boost effective action in addressing SDG 4, the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) recently launched the Global Alliance to Monitor Learning (GAML), which aims to support national assessment strategies and to develop internationally comparable indicators and methodological measurement tools. While PIAAC Levels 1–5 are already broadly suitable for international comparison, the “below Level 1” category has so far only been assessed by individual countries (e.g. Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and Germany) using instruments developed nationally. Focusing on the reading aspect of literacy, the authors of this article investigate how these nationally developed low proficiency assessment instruments might be adjusted to facilitate international comparability.
      PubDate: 2020-04-02
       
  • The Wiley handbook of Paulo Freire
    • PubDate: 2020-03-16
       
  • It’s not what you know but where you come from: Cognitive skills, job
           autonomy and latent discrimination of ethnic minorities in Israel
    • Abstract: Job autonomy – employees’ freedom to schedule and organise their work independently according to their own experience and preferences – is a major factor in job satisfaction. However, it is not granted to many employees in Israel, and the authors of this article were interested in the reasons for this. Based on data from the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC), they investigated the association between cognitive skills and job autonomy among Israeli-born Jews, Arabs and immigrants from the former Soviet Union (FSU) living in Israel. They considered PIAAC data for cognitive skills in three key domains: literacy, numeracy and problem solving in technology-rich environments. In line with social homophily theory (which explains bonding tendencies among socially similar people), the authors’ findings show different effects of cognitive skills on job autonomy between the three groups. Whereas cognitive skills were positively correlated with job autonomy among Israeli-born Jews and partially among Arabs, these effects were insignificant among FSU immigrants. The findings suggest that in the case of FSU immigrants, a latent form of discrimination is taking place: they are not being rewarded for their credentials and skills with job autonomy. Revealing the discrimination mechanisms affecting job autonomy among ethnic minorities in Israel may help policymakers to overcome ethnic-based inequality and alienation in the labour market. It may also assist the development of new approaches that tap into skills currently being ignored and thereby increase employees’ well-being.
      PubDate: 2020-02-12
       
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    • PubDate: 2020-02-05
       
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    • PubDate: 2020-02-01
       
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    • PubDate: 2020-01-27
       
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           adult education
    • PubDate: 2019-12-12
       
 
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