Literacy in the UK

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