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Adult basic skills

Date: 31 October 2010

The international review programme comprises six literature reviews which were undertaken by the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) with the purpose of informing continuous improvements in the teaching and learning of adult basic skills.

The programme looks at how adults' basic skills can be improved through family, work-based and flexible learning. It also looks at two specific components within basic skills: financial capability and employability skills, and how the teaching and learning of these specific components can be improved. The impacts of developing basic skills are considered for individuals and employers as well as for society as a whole.

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