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Mapping Youth Literacies Practice With The 16 - 25 Age Group

DescriptionThis report presents findings from a Learning Connections, Scottish Government, funded investigation into literacies practice in Scotland with young people aged 16-25, otherwise known as youth literacies practice. The research took place between October 2006 and May 2007.
Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateMay 15, 2008


Final report
University of Glasgow:
Stuart Hall, Kathy Maclachlan
University of Edinburgh: Lyn Tett, Vivien Edwards
ISBN 978 0 7559 5520 6
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Executive Summary

1. Introduction
1.1 Scope of the report
1.2 Aims and objectives of the study
1.3 Context of the research

2. Methodology and timescale
2.1 Introduction
2.2 Identifying youth literacies providers
2.3 Questionnaire survey
2.4 Distributing the questionnaire
2.5 Questionnaire analysis
2.6 Survey responses
2.7 Case studies
2.8 Developing case study schedules
2.9 Analysis of case studies
2.10 Case study summaries

3. Findings from the survey of providers
3.1 Introduction
3.2 The nature of youth literacies provision
3.3 Implementing the Literacies in the Community (LiC) pack
3.4 Staffing
3.5 The profile of staff working in youth literacies
3.6 The young people engaging in literacies learning
3.7 Providers' views on the nature of youth literacies
3.8 Concluding comments

4. Case study findings
4.1 Introduction
4.2 The organisations
4.3 Getting young people involved
4.4 Engaging and sustaining learner involvement
4.5 Facilitating learning and achievement
4.6 The impact of learning
4.7 Respondents' perspectives on youth literacies provision
4.8 Concluding comments

5. Conclusions
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Mapping youth literacies
5.3 Youth literacies staff
5.4 Recruiting and retaining young people
5.5 Delivering youth literacies through non-disclosure
5.6 The role of ICT in youth literacies
5.7 NRDC research
5.8 Concluding comments

References and Appendices

Appendix 1: Survey questionnaire
Appendix 2: Case studies
Appendix 3: Comparison of Key Findings from the NRDC Research and the Scottish Research