At the end of 2018, the SIAE issued a scientific publication, Adult Skills, edited by Dr Petra Javrh. The 14 diverse scientific articles provide a new and in-depth consideration of the results of a study presented in thematic studies (in Slovenian) by the members of the research group PIAAC. Several other authors, who reviewed the study from completely new angles, were invited to participate in the preparation of the publication.

The publication was peer-reviewed by Dr Nives Ličen and Dr Katarina Popović, the latter of whom included an intriguing statement: “Considering that the OECD is one of the key stakeholders in forming a global adult education policy that does not rely on traditional and formal ways of introducing and transferring its policies, the two studies performed by PISA and PIAAC, became the principal instruments of OECD’s ‘soft power’ and the main catalysts for numerous national educational policies, which is why we can state that PISA and PIAAC are ‘good servants, but poor masters’. The importance of this publication is in its ability not to make absolute the results of the PIAAC study, but to place them in the service of the development of society, the education system, adult education profession, and science, as well as in the service of progress and development of society and the individual in an exemplary way.”

An electronic version (in Slovenian) is available in our digital reading room.

Estera Možina, MSc (, SIAE

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