Literacy is the best contraception

Low, George
May 2002
Education Journal;May2002, Issue 63, p13
Focuses on a study commissioned by the Basic Skills Agency which shows that poor readers in Great Britain are more likely to be excluded from school, have unprotected sex and unplanned pregnancies. Need for the government's campaign on teenage mothers to be connected more closely with its secondary curriculum reforms and its adult basic skills strategy; Connection between low reading skills and poor physical and mental health.


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