Jump to navigation. The report acknowledged that approximately seven million adults — which works out to about one in five - were not reading at a level which could be expected of an eleven-year-old child. The report also included a target: that by this statistic should be reduced by half, lifting approximately 3. It was recommended that as a longer-term strategy, the elimination of functional illiteracy and innumeracy should be made a government commitment. Sadly, it's now twenty years later, and the literacy target has not yet been met.
Good practice in adult literacy work starts with the needs and interests of individuals. It is concerned with personal development and building confidence as well as technical skills of reading and writing. For 40 years NALA has worked with students and tutors to develop new teaching methods and guidelines for good adult literacy work. We have developed hundreds of teaching and learning resources for adult literacy tutors and students. Our aim is to provide resources that are practical, innovative and thought provoking.
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