News from October 2013

10 Oct 2013
Success is increasingly about building skills beyond formal education Countries showing higher levels of participation in organised adult learning activities also demonstrate higher literacy and numeracy skills. The large variation among countries at similar levels of economic development suggests...
8 Oct 2013
A new OECD survey shows that almost 18% or about 1 in 6, Irish adults are at or below level 1 on a five level literacy scale. Ireland ranks 15 out of 24 participating countries. At this level a person may be unable to understand basic written information. 25% of Irish adults score at or below level...
7 Oct 2013
Inez Bailey is Director of the National Adult Literacy Agency
The results of the Adult Skills Survey show the bulk of Irish people aged 16-65 have below average literacy and numeracy skills when compared to 24 OECD countries. Despite increasing school and college attainment amongst the population, it appears we are not maintaining our literacy and numeracy...
7 Oct 2013
In preparation for the new survey PIAAC (Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies) there are many documents available on the OECD website at http://www.oecd.org/site/piaac/. Below are key points taken from this data. PIAAC ......
1 Oct 2013
Who should attend the course? This course is for information or communications officers, managers, administrators and others whose work involves writing or putting documents together. The course introduces participants to the most common writing and layout errors and uses examples and exercises to...