NALA Research Briefing Paper: Family literacy in Ireland (2011)

The National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA) is a charitable organization committed to helping adults in Ireland overcome literacy and numeracy problems. NALA is involved in tutor training; developing teaching materials; distance education services; policy making; research; and awareness campaigns.

This briefing paper summarizes recent research by NALA, focusing on family literacy from the perspective of the adult learner. The research was conducted in settings other than schools, with participants including parents, some of whom were involved in adult literacy courses; adult literacy tutors and co-ordinators; and school staff.

Based on the research, NALA recommends that national literacy policy should include an increased commitment to family literacy as a basis for improving the chances of educational equality for children and adults; supporting family literacy through the provision of quality childcare and opportunities for peer support; and offering parents with literacy needs access to an intensive family literacy program as a first stepping stone back into learning.

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National Adult Literacy Agency and Ireland (NALA). NALA Research Briefing Paper: Family literacy in Ireland 2011. Web. 24 Nov. 2020 <http://en.copian.ca/library/research/nala/fam_lit_briefing/fam_lit_briefing.pdf>
National Adult Literacy Agency & Ireland (NALA) (2011). NALA Research Briefing Paper: Family literacy in Ireland. Retrieved November 24, 2020, from http://en.copian.ca/library/research/nala/fam_lit_briefing/fam_lit_briefing.pdf
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