The UK is treading water when it comes to international comparisons of adult basic skills, according to the OECD Survey of Adult Skills. Join us for a BIS-sponsored event to reflect on what we can learn from the OECD survey and other relevant research, and determine what actions might best be taken in future, drawing on international practice.
We will examine
- Adult skills in the UK: drawing on evidence from the OECD Survey of Adult Skills to dissect the UK problem, understand who is at risk of low skills and the factors contributing to persistent skills inequality in the UK.
- The role of employers: drawing on the largest UK quantitative evidence on employers’ demand for basic skills.
- International policy perspectives: drawing on a comprehensive international evidence review on high-performing and improving countries.
- What lessons can be drawn for the UK from Norway and the United States.
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