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ERIC Number: ED591529
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Jan-14
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Problem-Solving Skills of the U.S. Workforce and Preparedness for Job Automation
Cummins, Phyllis A.; Yamashita, Takashi; Millar, Roberto J.; Sahoo, Shalini
Grantee Submission
Automation and advanced technologies have increased the need for a better understanding of the skills necessary to have a globally competitive workforce. This study used data from the Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies to compare problem solving skills in technology rich environments among adults in South Korea, Germany, Singapore, Japan, Canada, Estonia, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Australia. Overall, the United States had the lowest scores among all countries, and in all countries scores declined with age. The United States had higher proportions of survey participants in the lowest skill category and lower proportions in the top skill categories. The results of this study suggest changes in the United States educational and lifelong learning systems and policies may be necessary to ensure all adults have the necessary skills in a competitive workforce. [The paper will be published in "Adult Learning".]
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Korea; Germany; Singapore; Japan; Canada; Estonia; United Kingdom; United States; Australia
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: R305A170183