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Author: Statistics Canada
Publisher: OECD Publishing
Keywords: life, skills, survey, literacy, adult, living, first, results, learning
Number of Pages: 334
Published: 2005
ISBN-10: 9264010386
ISBN-13: 9789264010383

Based on the Adult Literacy and Life Skills survey conducted in Bermuda, Canada, Italy, Mexico (Nuevo Leon), Norway, and the United States of America in 2003 and 2004, this book presents an initial set of findings that shed new light on the twin processes of skill gain and loss. The book opens with an explanation of the goals and conceptual approach of the survey and comparative profiles of adult skills in participating countries. It then looks at the relationship between education and skills and adult learning and skills. Additional chapters compare the employability of younger and older popu

Author: Emanuela Di Gropello
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: philippines, market, labor, skills
Number of Pages: 274
Published: 2010-10-01
ISBN-10: 0821384899
ISBN-13: 9780821384893

This book investigates trends in skills demand and supply over the past two decades for insights into ways to build (and use) the critical skills needed to sustain competitiveness of the Philippines economy.

Author: Jess T. Ford
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: remain, gaps, hard, learn, languages, overseas, vacancies, department, targets, hiring, filling, state
Number of Pages: 50
Published: 2004-03-01
ISBN-10: 0756739705
ISBN-13: 9780756739706

During the 1990s, the State Dept. (SD) lost more people than it hired. The resultant shortfalls in the number and skills of Foreign Serv. (FS) officers have endangered U.S. diplomatic readiness. Furthermore, recent studies have questioned whether SD's recruitment system identifies people with the appropriate skills and whether SD is assigning officers with specialized skills, such as the ability to speak a difficult language. This report reviews the SD's processes for determining the number and skills of junior officers the dep't. needs and to determine whether it is hiring and assigning offic

Author: Ronald Kadden
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: therapists, guide, treating, individuals, dependence, alcohol, reserach, clinical, coping, behavioral, skills, therapy, manual, cognitive
Number of Pages: 118
Published: 1994-06
ISBN-10: 0788108999
ISBN-13: 9780788108990

This study is the first national, multi-site trial of patient-treatment matching. Describes cognitive-behavioral coping skills therapy (CBT), one type of treatment approach. Core Sessions include coping with cravings and urges to drink; problem solving; drink refusal skills, and more. Elective Sessions include starting conversations; introduction to assertiveness; anger management; job-seeking skills, and much more. Bibliography.

Author: Karen Mitchell Smith
Publisher: TSTC Publishing
Keywords: life, career, education, charge, taking
Number of Pages: 23
Published: 2008-04-02
ISBN-10: 1934302309
ISBN-13: 9781934302309

Taking Charge is your guide to successful personal, educational, and career development. This book is a great student orientation book. The book combines academic skills with the soft skills necessary to succeed in the workplace. Subject areas are related to personal growth as well so that students may see these skills are not used in isolation but are, rather, an integral part of the ongoing development everyone experiences in their lives.

Author: OECD - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and
Publisher: OECD Publishing
Keywords: research, innovation, skills
Number of Pages: 147
Published: 2011-03-08
ISBN-10: 9264097473
ISBN-13: 9789264097476

Innovation holds the key to ongoing improvements in living standards, As well as to solving pressing social challenges. Skilled people play a crucial role in innovation through the new knowledge they generate, how they adopt and develop existing ideas, and through their ability to learn new competencies and adapt to a changing environment.This book seeks to increase understanding of the links between skills and innovation. it explores the wide range of skills required, ranging from technical to "soft", And The ability to learn; it presents data and evidence on countries' stocks and flows of sk

Author: Lars Sondergaard
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: europe, central, asia, eastern, results, diplomas, managing, education, skills
Number of Pages: 273
Published: 2011-09-19
ISBN-10: 0821380966
ISBN-13: 9780821380963

Future growth in the countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (ECA) will increasingly depend on innovation. And innovation requires skills. This makes it important, as countries plan for recovery, to undertake reforms to reduce the skills shortages that the previous growth episode exposed.Education systems have a very important role to play in creating the right skills. But education systems in the region fall short of the demands of their economies in two major ways. The first is that despite high levels of enrollment they do not produce enough graduates with the right skills. Students gr
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