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    Improving Adult Literacy and Numeracy (Paperback) By (author) Northern Ireland: Northern Ireland Audit Office

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    DescriptionAn International Adult Literacy Survey, carried out in 1996, showed that around 1 in 4 (some 250,000) people of working age in Northern Ireland had levels of literacy and numeracy below those expected of school leavers. For individuals, the impact can be profound. Research has shown, for example, that they are four times more likely to be unemployed; if they do have a job, it is more likely to be low-skilled and low-paid; and, they are more likely to suffer from ill-health and to be in poor housing. Improving literacy and numeracy skills can deliver a range of benefits, including increased confidence and employability and a much greater engagement with society. This report looks at the problem and covers the following aspects: the scale & nature of the problem; strategies for improving literacy & numeracy; and, increasing participation and achievements & costs.


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    Title
    Improving Adult Literacy and Numeracy
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Northern Ireland: Northern Ireland Audit Office
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 62
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780337095719
    ISBN 10: 033709571X
    Classifications

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.9
    BIC subject category V2: JNP
    BIC E4L: CAR
    BISAC V2.8: EDU001000
    BIC subject category V2: JNFD, JNFG
    DC22: 379.2409416
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: JNF, JNP
    Illustrations note
    col. Illustrations
    Publisher
    TSO
    Imprint name
    Stationery Office Books
    Publication date
    09 December 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Norwich