How to motivate adults with low literacy and numeracy skills to engage and persist in learning: a literature review of policy interventions

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Author: Windisch, Hendrickje Catriona


Low basic skills levels of adults are a complex policy problem which has neither straightforward causes nor solutions, and successful interventions are still relatively rare. Tackling serious literacy and numeracy weaknesses among adults is challenging, partly because the task itself is difficult, and partly because even if accomplished successfully, the returns on the investment (of expertise, time and money) are uncertain. The Survey of Adult Skills, an international investigation conducted in 22 member and two partner countries of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and...  [+] Show more

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

Keywords: Skill development; Literature review; Policy implications; Online learning; Adult learning; OECD country

Geographic subjects: Europe; Norway; Denmark; Netherlands; Sweden; Great Britain; England; Ireland; Finland; Spain; Northern Ireland; Belgium; Germany; Estonia; France; Poland; Czech Republic; Slovakia; Italy; Austria; Oceania; Australia; North America; United States; Canada; Asia; Japan; Korea

Published: Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer Science+Business Media, 2016

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Journal volume: 62

Journal number: 3

Journal date: June 2016

Pages: pp. 279-297

ISSN: 0020-8566, 1573-0638 (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 125.53

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