This report draws on the new international OECD Survey of Adult Skills to highlight the challenges faced by the United States. It shows that the United States should take action to improve adult skills, if it wants to avoid falling behind other countries. The report also advances a set of key recommendations to improve basic skills across the board.
This blog post introduces a new report on the state of adult skills in the United States, "Time for the U.S. to Reskill: What the Survey of Adult Skills Says".
An OECD study published today says the United States should take concerted action to address the adult skills challenge, warning it could progressively fall behind other countries. The study argues that low-skilled populations face a bleak future, creating challenges both to equity and social cohesion.
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This third volume of the AHELO Feasibility Study Report presents the conclusions from the expert group on the measurement of Value-Added and the Feasibility Study Conference proceedings.
We have opened a new gold-mine of knowledge that will be crucial for policy-makers to succeed in their efforts to improve education systems and tackle unemployment effectively. Let me share with you some of our main conclusions and recommendations.
The low-skilled are more likely than others to be unemployed, have bad health and earn much less, according to the first OECD Survey of Adult Skills. Countries with greater inequality in skills proficiency also have higher income inequality.
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In England the needs of many different groups of learners are met through diverse offers in further education (FE) colleges, universities and other institutions including private providers. Part-time and distance learning options are available to meet the needs of working adults.
England should expand the provision of postsecondary vocational training in order to meet the changing needs of students and employers, according to a new OECD report.
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A Skills beyond School Review of England. OECD Reviews of Vocational Education and Training. This book examines vocational education and training programmes in England, including coverage of how they are changing, how they are funded, how they are linked to academic and university programmes and how employers and unions are involved.
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This year, more than 23 million people across the OECD and other G20 countries will start university for the first time. They are about to commit themselves to years of study, expecting to gain not just a diploma but also the specific knowledge and skills required to fulfil the needs of their profession and their everyday life.