Lifelong literacy: an economic, social and moral imperative

Eldred, Jan
September 2011
Adults Learning;Fall2011, Vol. 23 Issue 1, p8
The article discusses a study that investigated the state of adult literacy in England. Its objectives were to assess what is or is not working well, to identify the challenges, and to recommend priority areas for future development in adult literacy teaching and learning. The study concluded that to have a successful adult literacy and learning policies, the government must train teachers, engage with families, and ensures that people are encouraged, supported and offered opportunities.


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