Teaching, learning and assessment for adults: improving foundation skills

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Author: Looney, Janet

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OECD. Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI)


Adults with low skills in language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) are numerous in many OECD countries. They can include early school leavers, older learners who have not used their skills over time, immigrant and refugee learners, or individuals with disabilities. The consequences of these low foundation skills span the economic, health and social well-being of individuals, families and communities. Investment in this sector of adult education is therefore crucial. But what is known about whether and how programmes are meeting the needs of diverse learners? This study looks specifically...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Literacy; Assessment; Numeracy; Skills and knowledge; Policy; Teaching and learning

Keywords: Basic skill; Educational policy; Education and training needs; Educational practice; Educational program

Published: Paris, France: OECD, 2008

Physical description: 219 p.

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ISBN: 9789264039902

Statement of responsibility: By Janet Looney

OECD code: 962008011P1

Resource type: Report

Call number: TD/TNC 92.339

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