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Title: PIAAC results: need for new approaches in improving adult literacy
Authors: Gouw, Paula
De Greef, Maurice
Brand-Gruwel, Saskia
Jarodzka, Halszka
Keywords: adult literacy
Issue Date: 2014
Citation: Gouw, P., De Greef, M., Brand-Gruwel, S., & Jarodzka, H. (2014). PIAAC results: need for new approaches in improving adult literacy. Lifelong Learning in Europe (LLinE), 1, Retrieved from:
Abstract: According to the results of the PIAAC study, too many adults are not able to acquire basic reading skills. This influences their individual lives, besides their economic and social well-being, negatively (OECD, 2013). In accordance with current research results and trends, adult literacy seems to gain less attention than is required. To prevent the problem of poor reading skills among adults, the approach to adult literacy has to be changed. A more diverse approach, which includes the role of emotions in the learning process and the practical implication of new technologies, might provide a valuable contribution to detect literacy skills among adults and design a suitable learning environment for improving their reading skills.
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