Literacy on the agenda: The origins of the adult literacy campaign in the United Kingdom

Withnall, Alexandra
April 1994
Studies in the Education of Adults;Apr94, Vol. 26 Issue 1, p67
Academic Journal
Examines the origin and development of literacy campaign in Great Britain. Extent of need for adult literacy provision; Scope of literacy problem in Great Britain; Surveys of provision for adult literacy in England and Wales; Student characteristics; Organization of provision; Raising awareness and creation of partnerships; Role of broadcasting and practitioners in the campaign.


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