A comparative analysis of national media responses to the OECD survey of adult skills: policy making from the global to the local?

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Yasukawa, K., Hamilton, M. and Evans, J. 2017. A comparative analysis of national media responses to the OECD survey of adult skills: policy making from the global to the local? Compare: a Journal of Comparative and International Education. 47 (2), pp. 271-285. https://doi.org/10.1080/03057925.2016.1158644
TypeArticle
TitleA comparative analysis of national media responses to the OECD survey of adult skills: policy making from the global to the local?
AuthorsYasukawa, K., Hamilton, M. and Evans, J.
Abstract

OECD’s Programme of International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) is put forward as a landmark development in the lifelong monitoring and international comparison of education. PIAAC’s first round of the Survey of Adult Skills compared performance in Literacy, Numeracy and Problem Solving in Technology-Rich Environments across 24 countries. However, the translation of any OECD agenda into national policies is mediated by many actors including the media. This paper examines and compares how national media of Japan, England and France reported on the PIAAC results of their countries, and the extent to which these reports mirror key messages from the OECD’s Country Notes. It begins to trace how the OECD PIAAC agendas materialise into national policies. Although their role in this initial period was limited, we argue the roles of the media together with other policy actors must be monitored as they interact to shape possibilities for sustainable adult education policies.

Keywordslifelong learning; education policy; adult literacy; adult numeracy; comparative media analysis; OECD; Survey of Adult Skills; PIAAC
Research GroupCentre for Education Research and Scholarship (CERS)
LanguageEnglish
PublisherTaylor & Francis (Routledge)
JournalCompare: a Journal of Comparative and International Education
ISSN0305-7925
Publication dates
Online23 Mar 2016
Print04 Mar 2017
Publication process dates
Deposited01 Dec 2016
Accepted23 Feb 2016
Output statusPublished
Accepted author manuscript
Accepted author manuscript
Copyright Statement

This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Compare: a Journal of Comparative and International Education on 23/03/2016, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/03057925.2016.1158644

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/03057925.2016.1158644
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