ERIC Number: ED473498
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
National Statement for Improving Attainment in Literacy in Schools.
Scottish Executive Education Dept., Edinburgh.
Improving literacy skills is fundamental to providing all children with the best possible opportunities to become successful and self-fulfilled at school, at work, and in the community. Developing the skills of reading and writing helps children to achieve and communicate a greater understanding of the subjects within the school curriculum. The Scottish Executive is committed to raising standards of educational attainment in every school and for every student, especially in the core skills of literacy and numeracy. To assist education authorities and schools with this work, the Scottish Executive has developed national statements for Scottish schools on improving standards of attainment in literacy and numeracy in schools. These statements provide an overview of the current position and raise awareness of the areas for future action. They are: national advice given as a result of the findings and recommendations in official reports, surveys, research, and initiatives undertaken in relation to literacy and numeracy; and the key elements of a national strategy for literacy and numeracy that have been introduced and pressed as a result of the White Paper "Targeting Excellence Modernising Scotland's Schools." This literacy statement contains the following: Introduction; Part 1: Pre-School Education; Part 2: School Education; Part 3: Post-School and Community Initiatives; and Part 4: Conclusion. Contains a 26-item bibliography. (NKA)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adult Education, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Literacy, National Standards, Position Papers, Preschool Education, Reading Improvement, Reading Skills, Writing Improvement, Writing Skills
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Scottish Executive Education Dept., Edinburgh.
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland)