Fostering and measuring skills

Interventions that improve character and cognition

This paper reviews the recent literature on measuring and boosting cognitive and noncognitive skills. The literature establishes that achievement tests do not adequately capture character skills - personality traits, goals, motivations, and preferences that are valued in the labor market, in school,...

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Volume: 7750
Main Author: Heckman, James J
Kautz, Tim
Format: Book
Language: English
Place of publication: Bonn IZA 2013
Data of publication: 2013
Series: Discussion paper series / Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit
Online Access: available in Bonn?
Database: FIS Bildung Literaturdatenbank
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