Work, society and lifelong literacy: report of the Inquiry into Adult Literacy in England

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National Institute of Adult Continuing Education (England and Wales) (NIACE)


Ten years after the introduction of the Skills for Life Strategy, which aimed to improve the literacy, language and numeracy skills of 2.25 million adults by 2010, the National Institute of Adult Continuing Education (NIACE) launched an independent inquiry into the state of adult literacy in England. [NIACE] appointed a group of 12 commissioners, chaired by Lord Boswell of Aynho, to guide the work. [The purpose was] to discover how to respond to the current challenges faced by adults with under-developed literacy skills as well as seek ways of preventing the need for adult literacy...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Literacy; Outcomes; Policy; Adult and community education; Skills and knowledge

Keywords: Educational policy; Adult basic education; Basic skill; Skill needs; Skill development

Geographic subjects: Europe; England; Great Britain

Published: Leicester, England: NIACE, 2011

Physical description: 22 p.

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Related items: TD/IRD 88.171

Resource type: Report

Call number: TD/TNC 106.537

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