Scotland moves to break link between poverty, poor literacy
| Oct 28, 2010
Scotland's Education Secretary Michael Russell has pledged to break the link between poverty and poor literacy. He said he wanted to reduce the number of people who have difficulty with reading and writing and drive up literacy levels to provide people with more opportunities and create a more successful Scotland.
Russell on Wednesday unveiled the government’s Literacy Action Plan, which will target vulnerable families though the Play Talk Read campaign, support literacy from a child’s early years through the Curriculum for Excellence, offer new national qualifications for the development of reading and writing, and provide more backing for workplace learning. Read more in The Herald Scotland or The Glasgow EveningTimes online.