Adult language, literacy, numeracy and problem-solving skills in the workplace

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dc.contributor.author Athanasou, J
dc.date.accessioned 2014-04-03T01:25:04Z
dc.date.issued 2012-01
dc.identifier.citation Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2012, 52 (1), pp. 173 - 182
dc.identifier.issn 1443-1394
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/23266
dc.description.abstract This paper examines the performance of the eight major occupational categories across the four skill areas of the Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey. The results indicated that some 3864% of employed Australians were below minimal competence (at Level 1 or Level 2) in one of the four skill areas of prose literacy, document literacy, numeracy or problem-solving skills. A pattern of greatest need was identified amongst two occupational groups, namely, machinery operators/drivers and labourers. There was also a clear occupational hierarchy in the area of problem-solving skills that was considered to reflect a social bias since it was inconsistent with the three other skill areas. The findings also highlight pockets of social disadvantage and inequality with many labourers outperforming managers and professionals. It was concluded that the pattern of performance across occupations and skill levels was statistically and significantly different than chance
dc.publisher Adult Learning Australia
dc.title Adult language, literacy, numeracy and problem-solving skills in the workplace
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Australian Journal of Adult Learning
dc.journal.volume 1
dc.journal.volume 52
dc.journal.number 1 en_US
dc.publocation Australia en_US
dc.publocation Piscataway, USA
dc.identifier.startpage 173 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 182 en_US
dc.cauo.name FASS.Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.conference IEEE International Conference on Granular Computing (GrC)
dc.for 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy
dc.personcode 910329
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Curriculum and Pedagogy en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.date.activity 2012-08-11
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.location.activity Hangzhou
dc.description.keywords NA en_US
dc.description.keywords face image recognition
dc.description.keywords color face images
dc.description.keywords time series
dc.description.keywords motif
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
utslib.collection.history Closed (ID: 3)


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