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Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe



How can we motivate adults to engage in literacy and numeracy learning?

Language: EN

Posted by David Mallows

This review is concerned with the topic of motivating adults to improve their literacy and numeracy skills. It firstly considers why literacy and numeracy are important and presents evidence that shows that in England, as in most OECD countries, the levels of literacy and numeracy skills in the working-age population are worryingly low. More specifically, the review builds on recent analysis of trends in skills levels over the life course, which demonstrates that adult basic skills can both build and diminish in employment, meaning that adults can be supported to develop their literacy and numeracy after the completion of compulsory schooling.

Resource Author(s): 
David Mallows
Jennifer Litster
Publication Date:
Wednesday, 11 May, 2016
Type of resource: 
Studies and Reports
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