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Plateforme électronique pour l'éducation et la formation des adultes en Europe


The report reviews EU policy developments in higher education and developments in Open Educational Resource analysed by POERUP.

POERUP is part funded by the European Commission’s Lifelong Learning Programme.

The overall aim of POERUP is to provide information which will support the development of effective policies to promote the uptake of Open Educational resources, especially across the EU, in all main educational sectors.


This study is conducted within the frame of the POERUP project, funded by the lifelong learning program of the European Commission (POERUP, 2013). The POERUP project aims to enable the development of policies to stimulate the uptake of open educational resources.



Description of Teacher's competence in initial and functional literacy for adults with non-Nordic mother tongues. The first Nordic description of the competencies required of a professional teacher of initial and functional literacies to adults whose mother tongue is not a Nordic language.

Professional development for teachers of adult basic skills, report from The Basket project from the European Basic Skills Network. BASKET is a Learning Partnership within the Grundtvig/LLP programme, cooperating with the European Basic Skills Network (EBSN). BASKET is addressing the need for professional adult basic skills teachers. By basic skills we refer to reading, writing, oral communication, everyday maths and digital competences. The partnership has partners from Norway, Germany, Switzerland, Romania, the Czech Republic, Hungary, England and Scotland.


Report on research on adult learning by Fafo – Institute for Applied International Studies.

Existing research on adult learning in Norway is broad and diverse. Various research environments and individual researchers have been active in the field and several areas and disciplines are represented. This literature review presents various approaches and theoretical perspectives.

Blended learning is an area of ELT that continues to be of interest to practitioners in the field. Despite this, little can be found in the literature on blended learning course design or detailed descriptions provided of blends used in ELT contexts. This publication, which contains twenty case studies from around the world, addresses this deficit by illustrating blends being employed on EAP, ESP, Teacher Development and general EFL courses.


This report on the Netherlands is the seventh in a series of reports looking at how the broader education, health, social and labour market policy challenges identified in Sick on the Job? are being tackled in a number of OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) countries.


Summary of The European Basic Skills Network (EBSN) 2014 Conference results, video and article with key discussions at the annual EBSN conference in November 2014.

The Missing Entrepreneurs 2014 is the second edition in a series of annual reports that provide data and policy analysis on inclusive entrepreneurship, and on its barriers, by target social groups across the European Union.

The International Survey of Adult Skills (ISAS) is a product of the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) led by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Northern Ireland participated along with 24 OECD countries and sub-regions. It assessed the proficiency of adults aged 16-65 in three information processing skills which the OECD regards as essential for full participation in the knowledge-based economies and societies of the 21st century.

This survey of 522 WEA students reports on impacts of adult education across four core themes of employability, health & wellbeing, community engagement and cultural education. The research found broad and diverse impacts depending on the respondent and their personal circumstances with 90 per cent of respondents saying the course exceeded or met all their expectations.

This is one of a number of research reports commissioned by the Department for Business, Innovation, and Skills (BIS). The researchers conducted a review of the literature since 2008 and analyzed data from the British Household Panel Survey to see if adult learning could be shown to cause desirable outcomes such as improved health and wellbeing, and improved parenting, civic participation, attitudes and behaviours. For the review they ranked studies according to the rigor of the analysis in establishing causality.

This document, by The National Research and Development Centre for Adult Literacy and Numeracy (NRDC), presents findings from new research on the relationships between the literacy and numeracy levels of older adults and the extent of disadvantage in later life. Looks at data on proficiency, changes over the life course, and work. Identifies key evidence gaps.

This study examines how 'Europe', both in terms of institutions and values, is communicated to its citizens. It seeks to explain the main trends in public perception, assesses the communication strategy of relevant actors and finally provides recommendations for future actions to be taken.

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This study measured the effectiveness of various instructional approaches on the reading outcomes of 198 adults who read single words at the 3.0 through 5.9 grade equivalency levels. The students were randomly assigned to one of the following interventions: Decoding and Fluency; Decoding, Comprehension, and Fluency; Decoding, Comprehension, Fluency, and Extensive Reading; Extensive Reading; and a Control/Comparison approach.

Education Scotland is pleased to present 'Adult Learning in Scotland, a Statement of Ambition'. Developed in partnership with the National Strategic Forum for Adult Learning, it takes account of the views of adult learners.

The agreed aspiration is that Scotland becomes the best place to learn. The Statement has three core principles, that adult learning should be:

This document from ESOL Nexus is about the role of language in the integration of migrants. The writers of the chapters are all engaged in the education of migrants as teachers, researchers or policymakers in a wide variety of contexts and they provide us with a rich and thought-provoking array of perspectives from teachers and learners on language issues in migration and integration.


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