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Jama, Deeqa; Dugdale, George – National Literacy Trust, 2012
Literacy is the combination of reading, writing, speaking and listening skills we all need to fulfil our potential. These life skills are essential to the happiness, health and wealth of individuals and society. "Literacy: State of the Nation" provides a coherent picture of literacy in the UK today. It reveals that: (1) One in six people…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Education Work Relationship, Literacy, Employment Potential
Clark, Christina; Dugdale, George – National Literacy Trust, 2009
Writing is an important issue in the UK today. While children's and young people's writing standards steadily improved until 2006, levels have not increased in recent years. Writing is much more than just an educational issue--it is an essential skill that allows people to participate fully in today's society and to contribute to the economy.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Young Adults, Writing Attitudes, Student Attitudes