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Prisoners’ basic skills: what happened to the Government’s commitment?

Brian Creese.  The pace of academic publishing is something most researchers accept, but I’m sure that others feel, as I do, that the excitement of having findings published seems slightly historical as their research has moved on. Or in the case

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Dear Secretary of State for Education…

Now we know. Justine Greening, MP for Putney, Roehampton and Southfields, has become the new Secretary of State for Education and Minister for Women and Equalities. Her brief is to include higher education and skills, formerly under the Department for

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OECD basic skills report makes grim reading

Brian Creese.  After three years of deliberation, number crunching and further evidence-seeking, the OECD has published its report on the basic skills of adults in England based on the 2012 Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) survey.

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The Holy Grail of e-learning: the quest continues

Brian Creese, National Research and Development Centre for Adult Literacy and Numeracy (NRDC).  Sometimes something is just too easy. I was really surprised when taking a short break in Valencia earlier this year to discover that the Cathedral there housed the

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Prisoner literacy levels: a worrying lack of statistics

Brian Creese. NRDC (National Research and Development Centre for Adult Literacy and Numeracy)  ‘When I learned to read at the age of 16 I suddenly got in touch with education, with the chance of becoming a different kind of boy. Not

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