Poor skills severely reduce a person’s chance of a better-paying and more-rewarding job, and have a major impact on how the benefits of economic growth are shared within societies. In countries where large shares of adults have poor skills, it is difficult to introduce productivity-enhancing technologies and new ways of working, which stalls improvements in living standards, according to a new OECD report.
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Note summarising the performance of 15-year-old students in Singapore in the PISA 2012 assessment of problem solving.
Results from Singapore schools that took part in this study, which was carried out to understand how ICT relates to educational innovation.