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Literacy in the UK

From: Jonathan Chetwynd <jc@signbrowser.org.uk>
Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2001 08:42:20 -0000
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From the Chairman's Foreword, opening paragraph:

Roughly 20% of adults - that is perhaps as many as 7 million people - have more or less severe problems with basic skills, in particular with what is generally called 'functional literacy' and 'functional numeracy':
"The ability to read, write and speak in English, and use mathematics at a level necessary to function at work and in society in general".
(Author's use of bold)

Improving literacy and numeracy, A fresh start
Sir Claus Moser
Department for Education and Employment

jonathan chetwynd
IT teacher (LD)
Received on Thursday, 22 February 2001 03:43:42 UTC

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