Workplace essential skills: resources related to the SCANS competencies and foundation skills

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United States. Department of Labor. Employment and Training Administration (DOLETA)
United States. Department of Education. Office of Educational Research and Employment


This publication reports on a research project in which the workplace basic skills defined by the Secretary’s Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS) were compared with skill frameworks developed by a variety of national and international organizations. The results showed that overall, there was a great deal in common between the SCANS skills set and the other frameworks in terms of skill definitions, and that the research yielded a comprehensive common language for the discussion and examination of workplace basic skills. This research also expanded the usefulness of the skill...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Vocational education and training; Policy; Skills and knowledge; Management

Keywords: Skill needs; Educational policy; Key competency; Skill analysis; Planning of education and training

Geographic subjects: North America; United States

Published: Washington, District of Columbia: US Department of Labor, 1998

Physical description: xix, 329 p.

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Resource type: Report

Call number: TD/TNC 76.152

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