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National Commission on Adult Literacy (NJ1), 2008
America's workforce is facing an education and skills crisis. Among the 30 member countries of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, the United States is the only one in which younger adults are less educated than the previous generation. "Unless we invest now to educate and train our workforce, America risks its economic…
Descriptors: Economic Progress, Adult Education, Job Training, Adult Literacy
Reder, Stephen – National Commission on Adult Literacy (NJ1), 2007
This Policy Brief takes a first look at a newly identified national population of GED holders, who are compared with their counterparts who received a high school diploma as well as with their counterparts who have no high school credential. The focus of these comparisons is on long-term postsecondary education outcomes. Because these…
Descriptors: Credentials, Postsecondary Education, Adult Education, Adult Literacy
Jones, Dennis; Kelly, Patrick – National Commission on Adult Literacy (NJ1), 2007
At a time when economic competitiveness is determined to a considerable extent by the education levels of a nation's workforce, the United States is at serious risk of losing its edge in this realm. While the U.S. still has the best-educated workforce in the world, the advantage arises because of the superior education attainment levels of the…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Educational Attainment, Competition
Sum, Andrew – National Commission on Adult Literacy (NJ1), 2007
This presentation is devoted to four main topics: (1) the comparative performance of U.S. adults and high school students on international literacy assessments; (2) the literacy/numeracy proficiencies of the nation's adults in different educational groups and among those who recently participated in federally-funded adult education programs; (3)…
Descriptors: Literacy, Numeracy, Adults, High School Students