Improving Literacy in Scotland: Four Policy Proposals

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationGlasgow
PublisherUniversity of Strathclyde
Commissioning bodyInternational Public Policy Institute
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2015

Publication series

NameInternational Public Policy Institute Policy Brief
PublisherUniversity of Strathclyde



  • IPPI
  • Scottish literacy
  • improving literacy
  • public policy

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Ellis, S. (2015). Improving Literacy in Scotland: Four Policy Proposals. (International Public Policy Institute Policy Brief). Glasgow: University of Strathclyde.