Literacy, numeracy and problem solving in technology-rich environments: framework for the OECD Survey of Adult Skills

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A basic level of literacy and numeracy is essential for full participation in modern societies. While very few people in most of the advanced countries could be regarded as illiterate or innumerate, recent studies have shown that there are, in fact, significant numbers of people with poor skills, and that low levels of skills are associated with lower wages and greater chances of unemployment and disengagement from the labour market. At the same time, technological changes, particularly the increasing presence of information and communication technologies in all areas of life, have led...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Literacy; Numeracy; Skills and knowledge; Technology; Research; Assessment

Keywords: Survey; Technological change; Technological literacy; Skill needs; Measurement; Measuring instrument; Problem solving skill; OECD country

Published: Paris, France: OECD, 2012

Physical description: 57 p.

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ISBN: 9789264128804 (print); 9789264128859 (pdf)

Resource type: Report

Call number: TD/TNC 108.878

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