Don't take it as read: inquiry into adult literacy and its importance


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Australia. Parliament. House of Representatives. Standing Committee on Employment, Education and Training


On 3 February 2021, the House or Representatives Standing Committee on Employment, Education and Training adopted an inquiry referred by the Minister for Education and Youth, Alan Tudge, to inquire into and report on adult literacy, numeracy and problem-solving skills in Australia. The Committee presented its report on 22 March 2022. The terms of reference included but were not limited to: (1) the relationship between adult literacy, numeracy and problem-solving skills and socio-demographic characteristics, particularly migrant status, First Nations status and individuals living in...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Literacy; Numeracy; Language; Skills and knowledge; Participation; Outcomes

Keywords: Digital literacy; Technological change; Family; Socioeconomic background; Ethnicity; Educational background; Schooling; Institutional role; Access to education and training; Employment outcomes; Labour force participation; Employment status; Return on education and training; Wage; Wellbeing; Standard of living; Skill needs; Skill development; Adult basic education; Adult education; Educational program; Education and training needs; Adult educators; Barrier; Government role; Federal government; State government; Capacity building; Recommendations; Policy implications; Education and training system; Education and training reform

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia, 2022

Physical description: xxviii, 184 p.

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Related items: TD/TNC 143.201

ISBN: 9781760923679 (print); 9781760923686 (HTML)

Chair: Andrew Laming
'National Agreement for Skills and Workforce Development Review: Productivity Commission study report' is available in VOCEDplus at TD/TNC 143.201.

Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 147.683

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