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

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dc.contributor.author Athanasou, Jim en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2014-04-03T01:25:04Z
dc.date.available 2014-04-03T01:25:04Z
dc.date.issued 2012 en_US
dc.identifier 2012002955 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Athanasou, James 2012, 'Adult language, literacy, numeracy and problem-solving skills in the workplace', Australian Journal of Adult Learning, vol. 52, no. 1, pp. 173-182. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1443-1394 en_US
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 38?64% 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 en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Adult Learning Australia en_US
dc.title Adult language, literacy, numeracy and problem-solving skills in the workplace en_US
dc.parent Australian Journal of Adult Learning en_US
dc.journal.volume 52 en_US
dc.journal.number 1 en_US
dc.publocation Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 173 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 182 en_US
dc.cauo.name FASS.Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences en_US
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dc.classification.name Curriculum and Pedagogy en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
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