TITLE

What ever happened to Right to Read?

AUTHOR(S)
Low, George
PUB. DATE
October 2013
SOURCE
Education Journal;10/21/2013, Issue 177, p10
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the British Right to Read adult literacy campaign that began in 1974 in relation to the failure of the 2003 British government report "Skills for Life." Other topics include low British numeracy and literacy among young adults in a 2013 survey by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the work of the British Basic Skills Agency, and the opinions of scientist George Carr-Hill on British education standards.
ACCESSION #
91651901

 

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