Whose responsibility?: employers' views on developing their workers' literacy, numeracy and employability skills


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Author: Townsend, Ray; Waterhouse, Peter


This research study explores the views of those employers already engaged in the provision of literacy, numeracy and employability skills and their continuing development in the workplace and in the implications of their views for policy and practice in workplaces and in adult and vocational education. The research focused on the question of who should be responsible for providing employees with the requisite skills. Contemporary research-based understandings of literacy, numeracy and employability skills are discussed. The study found that that both initial provision and continuing...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Literacy; Numeracy; Skills and knowledge; Adult and community education; Policy; Management; Research; Employment

Keywords: Skill development; Adult basic education; Employability; Policy formation; Organisational development; Attitude; Employers

Geographic subjects: Oceania; Australia

Published: Adelaide, South Australia: NCVER, 2008

Physical description: 40 p.

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ISBN: 9781921412295 (print); 9781921412301 (online)

Statement of responsibility: Ray Townsend, Peter Waterhouse

Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 92.26

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