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Wolf, Alison; Aspin, Liam; Waite, Edmund; Ananiadou, Katerina – Oxford Review of Education, 2010
Since the publication of the Moser Report in 1999, improving the basic skills of adults has been a major priority for all of the UK's governments. There has been a particular interest in building up workplace provision, because of the assumed relationship between the basic skills of the employed population and productivity. A longitudinal study…
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Foreign Countries, Employer Attitudes, Corporate Education
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Hodgson, Ann; Steer, Richard; Spours, Ken; Edward, Sheila; Coffield, Frank; Finlay, Ian; Gregson, Maggie – Oxford Review of Education, 2007
The English Learning and Skills Sector (LSS) contains a highly diverse range of learners and covers all aspects of post-16 learning with the exception of higher education. In the research on which this paper is based we are concerned with the effects of policy on three types of learners--unemployed adults attempting to improve their basic skills…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Policy, Adult Education, Compulsory Education