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Improving the Literacy and Numeracy of Young Offenders

Hurry, Jane and Brazier, Laura and Wilson, Anita (2008) Improving the Literacy and Numeracy of Young Offenders. In: Tracking Adult Literacy and Numeracy Skills: Findings from Longitudinal Research. New York, Abingdon, pp. 261-280. ISBN 978-0-415-95858-5 (hardback) 978-0-203-88888-9 (electronic)

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Additional Information: Education/Training is one of the key approaches to reducing youth offending, in the UK and internationally. The evidence base for adopting this approach is overwhelmingly based on cross-sectional and longitudinal studies. This chapter reports on the findings of a quasi-experimental study of the effects of education/ training on the literacy and numeracy of young offenders in custody and in the community. Implementation of education/training programmes in this population is complex and for this reason, both qualitative and quantitaive data were collected from four sites from a sample of 147 young people. This work is part of a programme of research to provide an evidence base for education/training in a group of young people with high rates of recidivism and low attainment in literacy and numeracy. This document has been closed because the permission of the publisher has not been verified.
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Date Deposited: 18 May 2010 17:08
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