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The National Research and Development Centre for Adult Literacy and Numeracy (NRDC) is dedicated to conducting research and development projects to improve literacy, numeracy, language and related skills and knowledge. NRDC is the national independent centre for adult literacy, numeracy and ESOL. Widely recognised for its expertise within England, the centre has an international reputation and works across the UK and worldwide.

 

Through these pages you have access to over 150 NRDC research reports and reviews as well as magazine features and teaching and learning resources related to adult literacy, language and numeracy.

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Does numeracy matter more?

 

Most people recognise that a low level of literacy skill can make it difficult to function effectively in adult life, but it is often assumed that numeracy (i.e. being able to deal competently with numbers, tables and graphs) is less important than literacy. This study was designed to test whether this is in fact the case.

 

The study draws on data from two major longitudinal studies of the British population and aims to see how far poor numeracy is a problem in its own right or whether its effects cannot be separated from the effects of poor literacy.

 

The study concludes that numeracy does indeed matter and for women it matters more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Literacy, Numeracy and Disadvantage Among Older Adults in England

 

 

 

 


Teachers of adult literacy, numeracy and ESOL: progress towards a qualified workforce

 

 

 

 


Adult numeracy: A review of research

 

 

 

 


Research briefing: Numeracy

 

 

 

 

 


New Light on Literacy and Numeracy: full report

 

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