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Adult Literacy, Numeracy and ESOL: General Timeline


Developments Pre-1960s

Date Event
1943 Creation of Army Basic Education Centres.
1944 Education Act (The Butler Act) major Act which replaced almost all previous education legislation.
1947 Ministry of Education committee and subsequent report "Reading Ability. Some suggestions for Helping the Backward" (1950) citing army work on basic education.
1953 Lewis, M. M. "The Importance of Illiteracy" London: Harrap.
1957 Richard Hoggart publishes "The Uses of Literacy".

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