Readiness for the learning economy: insights from OECD's Survey of Adult Skills on workforce readiness and preparation


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Author: Soares, Louis; Perna, Laura W.


The Survey of Adult Skills, a new data collection effort led by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), provides useful insights for understanding the characteristics of the learning economy and the readiness of adults to prosper in this learning economy. [The survey] enhances understanding of workplace readiness by offering assessments of proficiency (from low to high) on measures of literacy, numeracy, and problem solving with information-technology (IT) tools - critical cognitive and workplace skills - for individuals in 24 participating countries and sub...  [+] Show more

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

Keywords: Employability; Survey; Competence; Skill analysis; Problem solving skill; Adult basic education; Basic skill

Geographic subjects: United States; North America

Published: Washington, District of Columbia: American Council on Education, 2014

Physical description: 22 p.

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Resource type: Report, paper or authored book

Document number: TD/TNC 116.287

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