Improving Literacy in Scotland : Four Policy Proposals

Ellis, Susan (2015) Improving Literacy in Scotland : Four Policy Proposals. University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.

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Literacy matters for Scotland’s prosperity. This paper explains why. It identifies some current issues in literacy teaching in primary and secondary schools. It highlights the evidence on efficient and effective teaching content and approaches. It explores current policy challenges around building teachers’ professional knowledge and data use. Lastly, it suggests four ways to improve attainment.