Annual Conference on English, Maths and ESOL

14 November 2018, UCL Institute of Education

"Organised by Learning and Work Institute, UCL Institute of Education, UCU, RaPAL and NATECLA: a joint conference on supporting adults with English, maths and ESOL.

Welcome to the annual conference on English, maths and ESOL – the only sector event dedicated to adult literacy, numeracy and English language policy, practice and research.

The need to tackle poor basic skills has never been greater.  Nine million adults in the UK have low literacy or numeracy.  This is simply not acceptable in a modern society.  Poor basic skills hold back individuals, communities and limit the productivity of our businesses. Yet participation in basic skills is currently falling, with 25% fewer adults in 17/18 taking up courses which develop these essential skills.  As practitioners, providers, researchers and policy-makers, we share a responsibility to drive up participation."

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