The impact of non-cognitive skills on outcomes for young people: literature review

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Author: Gutman, Leslie Morrison; Schoon, Ingrid


The main purpose of this rapid review is to understand the current evidence base and identify areas of promise, in order to inform future work in this area. It has been jointly funded by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) and the UK Cabinet Office. The EEF is particularly interested in the role of non-cognitive skills in narrowing the gap in outcomes for pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds. The Cabinet Office is particularly interested in the role of non-cognitive skills in the context of 'social action' interventions for young people. Social action is defined as 'young people...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Youth; Skills and knowledge; Outcomes; Research; Teaching and learning; Culture and society

Keywords: Skill analysis; Skill needs; Measurement; Literature review; Educational program; Youth program; Self development; Social development; Social aspects

Geographic subjects: Great Britain; Europe

Published: London, England: Education Endowment Foundation, 2013

Physical description: 57 p.

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Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 115.546

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