The National Literacy Trust is looking for schools to participate in a survey to investigate young people’s attitudes towards speaking, listening and more general communication skills.
The online survey will run from 14 June to 3 July 2010 and involve 8-16 year olds from a variety of socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds.
The Trust says “very little” is known about this subject. The survey will include attitudes about the importance of speaking and listening, what the young people think employers, society and education establishments expect and the degree to which they are confident in and good at using different communication skills.
Interested schools need to reply by 23rd May 2010.
The National Literacy Trust has recently overhauled its website and in my view is well worth a look. Like many organisations, it is keeping a close and interested eye on how the change in government will impact on education and other children’s services in England.