TITLE

Worth more than two tins of beans

AUTHOR(S)
Layard, Richard
PUB. DATE
November 1999
SOURCE
New Statesman;11/22/99, Vol. 128 Issue 4463, p25
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Looks at the social implications of the decline in literacy levels in Great Britain. Comparison of the numeracy of Germans and Britons; Aim of schools' strategy on numeracy; Opinion on the British government's approach to basic skills.
ACCESSION #
2518288

 

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