News from March 2011

26 Mar 2011
Partnership is key to success   “Given the constraints and challenges we face as a country we need to think seriously about how we address basic skills - like other education and skills needs - from within existing resources.  We must continue to seek efficiencies to enable further expansion of...
26 Mar 2011
But does anyone ask what are we doing for these young people now that they have left school without the basic skills required to function effectively in society? After all, this survey was carried out in 2009 so most have left education, just like the thousands before who form part of the 500,000...
21 Mar 2011
The submission sets out the challenges facing the FE sector and in particular basic skill provision in meeting the Skills Strategy objectives.  NALA makes the following recommendations to enhance its quality and capacity.  1.    The DES should establish and chair an adult literacy implementation...
2 Mar 2011
This submission endorses many key elements of the Department and Education and Skills draft plan. It also makes recommendations on nine areas which NALA believe should be considered and included in the final plan. NALA believes that family literacy has the potential to provide an important...