News from 2011

28 Nov 2011
Health literacy involves a person having the skills to understand basic health information whether they receive it in writing, in person or over the phone. It also involves a person having the knowledge to understand their treatment options and make informed decisions about their own health. The...
6 Nov 2011
The most significant findings show that: In each year over 50% of all learners were aged between 25 and 44 years In each year the majority of literacy learners were female. Literacy learners were more likely to be unemployed or not in the labour market Between 2008 and 2009 the number of...
21 Oct 2011
NALA family learning eventWhat’s the story? The role of storytelling in family learningExciting and innovative ways of working on family learning Wednesday 30 November 2011 - 10.00 am to 3.30 pmThe Ashling Hotel, Parkgate Street, Dublin 8 9.30 Registration and tea/coffee 10.00 Welcome and opening...
19 Oct 2011
Mr. Dermot Mulligan:  Thank you, Chairman. I am happy to be here today to say a few words about the changes that have been recently announced regarding the future development of the further education and training sector. Members will recall that the employment services and employment programmes...
22 Sep 2011
The research, commissioned by the National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA), found that almost 39% (2 in 5) found it difficult or very difficult to understand information from public services and government bodies. This increased to 47% for participants aged 18-24. Just over61% (three fifths) of...
21 Sep 2011
Inez Bailey, Director of NALA, says “This seminar is outlining the great challenge of supporting both the unemployed as well as the low skilled in employment to develop their literacy skills with the support of employers and trade unions. NALA believes more should be done with existing state...
18 Sep 2011
The findings show that early school leavers with poor literacy, parents who would like to help children with their homework and people who want to get a qualification for work purposes are returning to literacy classes to improve their reading, writing and maths skills. The majority of people say...
14 Sep 2011
“Parents are the first and most constant educators of their children, so engagement in family literacy is particularly important. Yet not every parent finds it easy to help their child develop and learn. At this free event we hope to provide lots of ideas for parents to help young children’s...
9 Sep 2011
On Monday 19 September we will be launching the week with an event at the National Library of Ireland in Dublin. At the event, NALA will announce details of a new social media campaign to encourage more people to ‘take the first step’ into literacy learning. The campaign will use student video...
7 Sep 2011
Research findings launched today by EBS and the National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA), in advance of International Literacy Day tomorrow (Thursday 8th September), shows that two-thirds of Irish adults struggle to understand financial terms. To address these issues EBS and NALA are today launching...

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