To improve the poor numeracy skills of adults - estimated to cost the economy £2.4bn a year - the Government needs to adopt a new approach to numeracy that focuses on how adults use maths and numbers in everyday life, says a NIACE-led Independent Inquiry into Numeracy.
NIACE welcomes two major recommendations of the independent Wolf Report into vocational education for 14-19 year olds, published on Thursday 3 March.
As part of NIACE's mission to work for more and different adult learners, its Chief Executive - Alan Tuckett - has signed the Action for ESOL petition.
NIACE is concerned about the latest Ofsted literacy survey - Removing barriers to literacy - and raises three main points about the way Ofsted reports on literacy work and about the findings themselves.
Family and Inter-generational Learning should be a key element on any future strategies relating to Early Intervention, with the concept of the Learning Family being seen as essential, argues NIACE in response to Graham Allen MP's review of Early Intervention.
NIACE is concerned about the proposed changes to the funding of ESOL. English language skills for adults are essential for individuals living in the UK, particularly if they are living here permanently.
The first prize in the 2010 UNESCO King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa Prize for the Use of Information and Communication Technologies in Education was presented to NIACE at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris on Wednesday, 12 January 2011.