Date: April 2020

Enabling Intergenerational Learning: Background report on family literacy practices in Irish Education and Training Boards (ETBs)

This report presents evidence of best practice in family literacy in ETBs in Ireland. The report includes a comprehensive literature review which covers a history of family literacy, findings from national and international research and an outline of relevant policy. Three case studies illustrate different types of family literacy activity; an integrated approach to literacy through sewing; a school-based FET/DEIS partnership and a family literacy cookery programme developed for those with mental health issues.

These different elements alongside an analysis of the findings from qualitative and quantitative research gathered from staff and learners of the 16 Irish ETBs were the foundations from which the guidelines emerged.



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