Tuesday, 8th October 2013
OECD Skills Outlook 2013: First Results from the Survey of Adult Skills
Source: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
This first OECD Skills Outlook presents the initial results of the Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC), which evaluates the skills of adults in 24 countries. It provides insights into the availability of some of the key skills and how they are used at work and at home. A major component is the direct assessment of key information-processing skills: literacy, numeracy and problem solving in the context of technology-rich environments.
+ Direct link to document (PDF; 7.7 MB)
+ Key Findings (PDF; 2.9 MB)
+ Country Note for England & Northern Ireland (PDF; 996 KB)
+ All country-specific material
By Adrian Janes
Having begun his career in academic libraries, Adrian Janes has subsequently worked extensively in public libraries, chiefly in enquiry work as an Information Services librarian. In this role he has had particular responsibility for information from both the UK Government and the European Union. He wrote a detailed report on sources for the latter which was published by FreePint in 2007, and has contributed articles to FreePint and ResourceShelf. He is involved in training in information literacy and the use of online reference resources.
A Contributing Editor to DocuTicker, he also write reviews for Pennyblackmusic.
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