Reflect 7: Learner Persistence


‘Reflect’, the magazine of the National Research and Development Centre for Adult Literacy and Numeracy (NRDC) provided a forum for dialogue between research, policy and practice.

Special Report: Learner Persistence
What keeps learners on track? 4
Jenny Litster

The financial capability of LLN learners 8
Anat Arkin

What teachers think 10
Jon Swain and Olga Cara

The adult brain’s capacity for learning 14
Sarah-Jayne Blakemore

ESOL or literacy? 17
James Simpson

Leitch Review unpicked 18
Graham Peeke

A community that learns together, stays … 20
Carol Taylor

How good is the Skills for Life Strategy? 22
Barry Brooks

Upskilling the teaching force 24
Alison Wedgbury

Stories that sum up something real 28
Samantha Duncan

Reviews 30
Prime Sites: Oonagh Gormley on the new virtual forum for maths teachers Books: Teresa Smart on Collaborative learning in
mathematics by Malcolm Swan, and Alix Green on Adult literacy, numeracy and language, by Lynn Tett, Mary Hamilton and Yvonne Hillier

Letters 34
Glossary 35

Reflect Issue 7, March 2007. NRDC: London

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