Book reviews: Continued education

14th May 2004 at 01:00

The Benefits of Learning: the impact of education on health, family life and social capital
By Tom Schuller, Cathie Hammond, Angela Brassett-Grundy, John Preston and John Bynner
RoutledgeFalmer pound;22.99

Many Pathways to Literacy: young children learning with siblings, grandparents, peers and communities
Edited by Eve Gregory, Susi Long and Dinah Volk
RoutledgeFalmer pound;22.50

The Intellectual Capital of Schools
By Anthony Kelly
Kluwer Academic Publishers pound;24

We know education is good for the economy; we take for granted that it's also good for individuals, families and communities. How that happens, though, is less clear - and that is why the current government, committed to its policy of lifelong learning, set up in 1999 the London University Centre for Research into the Wider Benefits of Learning. The Benefits of Learning is its first major report, and very interesting it is.

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