Literacy & Numeracy recognized in Poverty Reduction Strategy

Adult literacy and numeracy has been included in the first ever (if you can believe it) National Poverty Reduction Strategy. See Brigid Hayes post via Literacy & Numeracy recognized in Poverty Reduction Strategy

Curious that the role of OLES is not mentioned and that literacy and numeracy education and measurements will prioritize young adults, via the PISA at age 15.

The Digital Skills Exchange Program (many groups submitted funding proposals last Spring for this new program) is mentioned as are the revitalized Labour Market Agreements, as initiatives that support the Poverty Reduction Strategy.

Ideally these different projects and initiatives can be woven into a cohesive literacy and numeracy strategy with a generous and 21st century understanding that all literacy and numeracy skills as well as anti-poverty efforts involve digital technologies and critical citizenship.