Category: Survey of Adult Skills

How much will the literacy level of working-age people change from now to 2022?

How much will the literacy level of working-age people change from now to 2022?

by François KeslairStatistician, Directorate for Education and Skills Taken as a whole, the OECD’s Programme for International Student Asses ...
Why it matters if you can’t read this

Why it matters if you can’t read this

by Tanja BastianicStatistician, Directorate for Education and Skills Adults who lack basic skills – literacy and numeracy – are penalised both in ...
Why are immigrants less proficient in literacy than native-born adults?

Why are immigrants less proficient in literacy than native-born adults?

by Theodora XenogianiSenior Policy Analyst, OECD Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs Why is it that highly educated migrants to OEC ...
Working together to build the culture of learning in the Netherlands

Working together to build the culture of learning in the Netherlands

by Andreas Schleicher Director for Education and Skills, OECDThe Dutch are known for making a virtue of necessity. Now is a time when their reput ...
How inequalities in acquiring skills evolve

How inequalities in acquiring skills evolve

by Francesca BorgonoviSenior Analyst, OECD Directorate for Education and SkillsSince 2000, the OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PI ...
Skills Summit 2016: Skills strategies for innovation, productivity and inclusion

Skills Summit 2016: Skills strategies for innovation, productivity and inclusion

by Andreas SchleicherDirector, OECD Directorate for Education and SkillsBuilding the skills needed to succeed at work and in life: Charting the path t ...

Why skills matter

by Andreas SchleicherDirector, Directorate for Education and SkillsIt’s the time of year when young people in the northern hemisphere are finishing th ...
Going grey, staying skilled

Going grey, staying skilled

by Marco PaccagnellaAnalyst, Directorate for Education and Skills, OECDThe population is “greying” in most advanced countries as well as in some devel ...
Why do we bother with qualifications?

Why do we bother with qualifications?

by Simon FieldSenior Analyst, OECD Directorate for Education and SkillsAfter all, they are just pieces of paper with fancy script and impressive-looki ...