National Literacy Inquiry

Date: 1 November 2010

Professor Mary Hamilton has been appointed as a commissioner for the National Literacy Inquiry co-ordinated by the National Institute for Adult Continuing Education and chaired by Lord Tim Boswell. The inquiry will review what has been achieved by recent government policy on literacy and will examine the literacy demands for individuals, organisations, communities and families in a period of economic challenge.

The inquiry runs until March 2011 and the final report will be published next year on International Literacy Day, 8 September 2011. Further details are at

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This item was reported in: TES Further Education Focus on 03/09/2010


Further information

Associated staff: Mary Hamilton

Associated departments and research centres: Educational Research, Lancaster Literacy Research Centre

Keywords: Adult learning, Evaluating literacy, Literacy