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

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 Development ( ... Show more

Authors: Windisch, Hendrickje Catriona

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

Resource type: Article

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