Assessing Slovak Teachers’ Literacy and Related Non-cognitive Skills in the International Measurements PIAAC

Author: Marcela Šarvajcová
Institution: Constantine the Philosopher University
Author: Ľubomír Rybanský
Institution: Constantine the Philosopher University
Author: Monika Štrbová
Institution: Constantine the Philosopher University
Year of publication: 2021
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Pages: 133-146
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PDF: tner/202104/tner6611.pdf

The study presents the results of PIAAC measurements and focuses on teachers as mediators of education and their achievements in literacy and skills in reading and writing at home and at work. Multiple regression analysis is used in the research to examine the influence of independent variables - earnings, age, gender and reading index - on the level of teachers’ literacy. Values of the coefficient of determination vary from 0.05 (Poland) to 0.23 (Belgium). The results are compared at the country level and show the position of Slovak teachers in these measurements. Also, they highlight the most successful countries and point to the countries with positions similar to Slovakia. Based on the research findings, it can be stated that the higher level of literacy is associated with a higher level of writing and reading activities at work more than at home. An important finding is also the result that in all countries, the literacy level declines with age.


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