Throughout the course of the FET Strategy 2014-2019, the National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA) was commissioned by SOLAS to complete a number of significant reports. These studies have produced evidence-based guidelines on inclusion across the contexts of Family Literacy, Numeracy and the inclusion of people with Intellectual Disabilities in the Adult Literacy Service.
Marking Progress is a three-year project with the aim of working collaboratively with participating ETBs to create a tool to resource the implementation of the guidelines and to facilitate inclusion of those with unmet literacy and numeracy needs. Find out more about the project by watching our video. We would love to hear from you on any aspect of the Project. You can contact us below.
In addition to my role on the Marking Progress project, I also work as a literacy tutor with NALA. I have worked in the area of adult education for 20 years, with a specific focus on literacy work for the last 13 years including family learning and ESOL. Recent work as a substitute teacher at both primary and secondary level has increased my knowledge of the current school system in Ireland and the needs of parents / guardians in the area of family learning.
I have been involved with adult literacy since the early 1990s when I trained as a volunteer tutor. I have worked as tutor, tutor trainer and adult literacy organiser during this time. In addition to my role on the Marking Progress project I am currently in the final stages of a part-time PhD looking at the role of the adult literacy tutor in times of rapid policy change.
Read the reports
Please click on the links below to download each report.