You are here: Home > Practitioner Resources > Adult Numeracy Research > Watching and Learning 3. Executive Summary. Final Report of the External Evaluation of England's National Literacy and Numeracy Strategies

Watching and Learning 3. Executive Summary. Final Report of the External Evaluation of England's National Literacy and Numeracy Strategies

Reference Number 2025
Authors Earl, Lorna
Watson, Nancy
Levin, Ben
Leithwood, Ken
Fullan, Michael
Torrance, Nancy
Jantzi, Doris
Mascall, Blair
Volante, Louis
Publication Year 2003
Title Watching and Learning 3. Executive Summary. Final Report of the External Evaluation of England's National Literacy and Numeracy Strategies
Publisher Location Toronto
Publisher OISE/UT, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto
Pages 8
Publication Date January
Notes External evaluation of the National Literacy and Numeracy Strategies in England by a team from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto.

The report concludes that the NLS and NNS have been generally well-supported by schools and although the 2002 targets were not reached, there have been improvements in teaching practice and pupil learning and a substantial narrowing of the gap between the most and least successful schools and LEAs. While virtually all classrooms are using elements of the strategies, there is considerable disparity across teachers in subject knowledge, pedagogical skill and knowledge of the Strategies and intended changes in teaching and learning have not yet been fully realised. Many see the NLS and NNS as needing to be re-energised. The commitment to collective capacity-building is identified as the most promising direction for addressing future challenges.

Available from DfES Publications, PO Box 5050, Sherwood Park, Annesley, Nottingham NG15 0DJ; tel: 0845 60 222 60; email: dfes@prolog.uk.com
Ref: DfES 0102/2003
Reference Type Report