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    Closure of NRDC

    Dear friends and colleagues
    In these times of change, at IOE changes are operating on many layers. In December 2014 IOE merged with UCL, two universities into one. Inside the …

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    The impact of family literacy programmes on children’s literacy skills and the home literacy environment

    This report presents findings from a study of family literacy programmes in England carried out by the National Research and Development Centre for Adult Literacy and Numeracy (NRDC) at UCL …

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    An assessment of the English and maths skills levels of prisoners in England

    This report provides an up to date account of the literacy and numeracy skills of the prison population in England. It is based on an analysis of assessments of the …

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    Re: vision – a poem about basic skills

    Ten years ago NRDC commissioned Roi Kwabena, poet and cultural activist, to write a poem about issues surrounding basic skills. Roi gained inspiration from NRDC research publications and Reflect magazine …

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    Learning for and in the workplace

    Employability matters. Possessing and developing the skills necessary to enter employment, perform work tasks well and progress at work is critically important. It is essential for individuals if they are …

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    Effective Teaching and Learning: Reading

    The Reading Effective Practice Project was one of a suite of five research projects that have the common aim of investigating the effective teaching of language, literacy, numeracy and ICT …

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    Effective Teaching and Learning: ESOL

    The ESOL Effective Practice Project was one of a suite of five research projects that have the common aim of investigating the effective teaching of language, literacy, numeracy and ICT …

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    What research has to tell us about ESOL

    This is a review of NRDC research in ESOL from 2002 to 2006. It draws on the findings of 18 different research projects to provide insight into the ESOL provision …

  • Impact of Skills for Life infrastructure on learners study: Final Report from the Qualitative Strand

    The research carried out by the National Research and Development Centre (NRDC) is concerned with the impact of the Skills for Life infrastructure on learners. Skills for Life represents the …

  • The impact of Skills for Life on adult literacy, language and numeracy learners, ii: analysis of new quantitative data

    This project was specifically aimed at estimating how much progress adult literacy, language and numeracy (ALLN) learners made in numeracy, reading or writing during the course of an academic year …

  • The Skills for Life Survey: a National Needs and Impact Survey of Literacy, Numeracy and ICT Skills

    This paper, written in 2004, offers NRDC’s comments on the Skills for Life national needs survey proposal which was published in October 2003.

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  • Taking part in international adult literacy and numeracy surveys: the issues

    This paper, written in 2003, offers the Adult Basic Skills Strategy Unit and Analytical Services at DfES, NRDC’s consideration issues related to future participation in international surveys of adult …

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    Impact of Poor English and Maths Skills on Employers: Literature Review

    The following literature review synthesises evidence from qualitative and quantitative studies that shed light on the costs to employers of poor English and maths skills. It also addresses the benefits …

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