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1 Jan 2010
All those involved in adult basic education are invited to submit nominations that focus on original and effective adult literacy programmes that would benefit from further research and development. Speaking at the launch, Inez Bailey, Director, NALA said: “Good practice in adult literacy work...
1 Jan 2010
While adult literacy has featured as a policy priority since 2000, the typical adult learner still only receives two hours per week. NALA is seeking a renewed effort to address the adult literacy issue in Ireland. Essential elements of this strategy include continued development of workplace...
1 Jan 2010
Áine Brady, TD and Minister of State with responsibility for Older People and Health Promotion, said, ‘People working in the healthcare sector play an important part in improving health literacy by communicating more clearly and making information and services more accessible to patients. The...
18 Nov 2009
According to details announced today by the National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA), workers with only a Junior Certificate are four times less likely to benefit from State training and education programmes than workers with a third level qualification. NALA is asking that State investment in the...
11 Nov 2009
The National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA) is calling for a refreshed adult literacy strategy following today’s report that revealed ongoing child literacy issues in disadvantaged areas. The report was published by the National Economic and Social Forum (NESF) and found that despite an increase in...
24 Sep 2009
'Biomass’, ‘Carbon Credits’ and ‘Sustainable Development’ are just some of the terms explained in a new handy guide launched today, Monday 24 September, 2009. Entitled: ‘From Air Quality to Zero Emissions’ it is hoped that the guide will explain common environmental information in a much more...
21 Sep 2009
A major new campaign, sponsored by An Post that encourages adults to ‘take the first step’ to improve their reading, writing and maths skills was launched today, Monday 21 September in the GPO.Developed in association with the National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA), the literacy awareness drive...
20 May 2009
To mark Family Literacy Day the National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA) in partnership with EBS Building Society have today re-launched a book specially written for parents of young children. Research has shown that up to 30% of primary school children from disadvantaged areas have literacy...
28 Apr 2009
Next Monday on Written Off? Sarah Newman from Dragons’ Den drops in on the students and gives them a lesson in confidence. For all the participants the fear surrounding formal situations has governed their lives, whether it’s avoiding a parent teacher meeting or not going for a job interview....
20 Apr 2009
This Monday on ‘Written Off?’ the students get cooking and hit the farmer’s markets. Chef Clodagh McKenna has been drafted in to show them how to bake bread which they then have to sell. With Thomas, whose wife was hospitalised with Alzheimer’s four years ago, cooking is not something that he...

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