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

Yasukawa, Keiko, Hamilton, Mary and Evans, Jeff (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. ISSN 0305-7925 (doi:10.1080/03057925.2016.1158644)

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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.

Item Type: Article
Keywords (uncontrolled): lifelong learning; education policy; adult literacy; adult numeracy; comparative media analysis; OECD; Survey of Adult Skills; PIAAC
Research Areas: A. > Centre for Education Research and Scholarship (CERS)
Item ID: 20993
Notes on copyright: 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
Depositing User: Jeff Evans
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2016 11:00
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2019 08:33
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/20993

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