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Postby MIK_bg » Fri Sep 02, 2016 5:38 am

https://www.rt.com/uk/357676-literacy-b ... ults-oecd/

Illiterate Britain: 1 in 20 adults have reading age of a 5-year-old

A quarter of British adults have literacy levels so low they would struggle to read a bus timetable, new research has found.
Government figures indicate some 28 percent of UK adults are at literacy level 1 or below, the equivalent to GCSE grades of D to G. A pass grade for GCSE level is considered to be a C or above.

Research by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) found 5 million adults lack basic reading, writing and numeracy skills deemed necessary to carry out a job.

England is among the worst performing countries in the OECD, with roughly one in 20 adults found to have the literacy and numeracy levels of a five-year-old.

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Postby scot47 » Fri Sep 02, 2016 7:30 am

I suspect that the figures are higher. Ability to read "The Sun" or fill in a lottery ticket stub would not satisfy my definition of literacy.

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Postby MIK_bg » Fri Sep 02, 2016 8:15 am

Somebody said they are all immigrates...but that is unfortunately true. Some may say correctly that high number of immigrate children do lower the level of learning in schools but it is more like that lowering the standard was exactly what the government was trying to achieve.

Young illitterates wont bother to question policies and politicians.

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Postby Mat » Fri Sep 02, 2016 8:27 am

scot47 wrote:I suspect that the figures are higher. Ability to read "The Sun" or fill in a lottery ticket stub would not satisfy my definition of literacy.


They say The Sun has a reading age of seven - its actually very difficult to write in such a style.

b****cks are they all immigrants. First generation immigrants make up what, 5% of the population? The issue is all about immigrants though - these thickies are the ones who can't compete with immigrants for menial level jobs and yet also have a vote.

We need a good old fashioned war to clean out the Untermensch from society.

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Postby troyan » Fri Sep 02, 2016 8:34 am

We need a good old fashioned war to clean out the Untermensch from society.


or do what the USA are doing, they are about to cleanse their nation to Fema camps ironically in Wal Mart stores

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Postby scot47 » Fri Sep 02, 2016 9:25 am

We should just transport them all to van Diemen's Land. If that is full we could use Burkina Faso. Perhaps a PR campaign on TV could get to work to make that destination seem desirable.

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Postby FlagHostel » Fri Sep 02, 2016 8:22 pm

again...

i have to agree with mat here.

it is b o l l o c k s.

first. the sun, whilst aimed at thick readers like nick who vote the way it says on the day without thinking - it is definately not written by 5 year olds.

and the 5% of people mat refers to here are TOO thick to get a job in sat lidl.
but still get a vote.

as kenny everett used to say

' lets put them in a field and bomb the b a s t a r d s '

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Postby troyan » Fri Sep 02, 2016 8:43 pm

just a point, 1 in 20 is 5%...........which makes literacy 95%, which is pretty much normal levels throughout the world

whats the figures for basic maths

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Postby Malarkey » Sat Sep 03, 2016 1:11 am

95% literacy seems OK until you delve into the actual literacy ability of that 95%

As MIK_bg's opening post stated.
A quarter of British adults have literacy levels so low they would struggle to read a bus timetable!
Government figures indicate some 28 percent of UK adults are at literacy level 1 or below !
Research by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) found 5 million adults lack basic reading, writing and numeracy skills deemed necessary to carry out a job.

Numeracy is just as bad.

29% of 16-18 year olds, 25% of 19 – 24 year olds are at the lowest level of numeracy (level 1 or below), compared to 26% of 55-65 year olds.

Entry Level 1. Understanding information given by numbers and symbols in simple graphic, numerical and written forms. This includes: recognizing and selecting coins
ordering and comparing numbers up to 10. Adults below Entry Level 1 may not be able to select floor numbers in lifts,


The Joseph Rowntree Foundation report continues

Overall the UK ranks 15th for numeracy and 17th for literacy among the 34 OECD countries.

12.6 million adults lack basic digital skills – meaning they struggle to carry out tasks as send emails or fill out online job application forms.

23% of 16-18 year olds, 17% of 19 – 24 year olds are at the lowest level of literacy (level 1 or below), compared to 19% of 55-65 year olds.

In other nations, young people significantly outperform older people. By contrast and of significant concern, older people have higher literacy and numeracy scores than young people in England:

For the oldest age group in the study (55 - 65), England is third in the international rankings for literacy, for the youngest age group (16-18)it is 18th.

England is the only country where the average literacy score of the youngest age group (16-18 years) is lower than that of the oldest age group (55-65 years).

The last two points are shocking. All in all a terrible indictment of the education system and our culture in general.

Poor bl**dy kids.
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Postby Malarkey » Sat Sep 03, 2016 1:28 am

Thinking about it, it seems incredible.

29% of 16-18 year olds, 25% of 19 – 24 year olds are at the lowest level of numeracy (level 1 or below), compared to 26% of 55-65 year olds.

Entry Level 1. Understanding information given by numbers and symbols in simple graphic, numerical and written forms. This includes: recognizing and selecting coins
ordering and comparing numbers up to 10. Adults below Entry Level 1 may not be able to select floor numbers in lifts.


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