This paper explores the interconnections between literacies learning, self-confidence, identity as a learner and social capital. It draws from a two-phased study of over 600 literacy and numeracy learners in Scotland that examined various aspects of their learning experiences and their perceptions of the impact that learning had on their lives.

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Research from the National Numeracy Trust.

Thursday, 05 May 2016 14:47

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.

Thursday, 05 May 2016 14:34

Skills for Life Survey, BIS (2011)

National profile of adult literacy, numeracy, and ICT skills. Assesses the impact of different skills levels on people’s lives.