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Summer 2012 Literacy Matters

Summer 2012 Literacy Matters

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Roma Families LearningProject in Clare
Page 6
Stdents lobbor learning
Page 9
Keeping o p to date with literacnews in Ireland and inorming o o the work NALA is doing
In this issue
Plus lots more inside
Issue 9Summer 2012www.nala.ie
‘A stor with me in it’is back on RTÉ
Page 4
Welcome 3A stor with me in it’ is back on RTÉ ONE! 4The stor o the Roma amilies learning project in Clare 6Proessional qalications or the adlt literac serice 8– a research paperStdents lobb or learning 9What is NALA doing in 2012? 10SOLAS made eas 11New campaign to spport parents spport children’s literac 12
500 grant aailable rom NALA and Better World Books 13Time to talk to doctors 14Integrating literac at North Wall CTC 15Literac research pdate 16Wh plain English makes sense 18What is Twitter? 19Ttor’s corner teaching nmerac20Stdents take centre stage in Dblin 22
23 M ay
 Numerac y  Con ference:  Teac h ing  s tra teg ie s  for ma t h s  in adu l t  ba s ic educa t ion,  In s t i tu te o f  Tec hno log y  Ta l lag h t,  Du b l in.
 8  S e p t e m b er
 In terna t iona l  L i terac y  Da y
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 Fam i l y  L i terac y  Con ference, A s h l ing  Ho te l,  Par kga te  S tree t,  Du b l in  7
Dates or or diar
This Literacy Matters comes to you at a time o the biggestreorm o the urther education and training sector, andliteracy and numeracy are centre stage. Literacy and numeracyare seen as necessary components or learning or lie andemployability or lie. While change brings great opportunityor the sector, it also makes some people anxious about whatthese changes will mean or them. Tutors are particularly concerned about their uture. Readmore about their concerns in a very interesting article romEilis Roche, Adult Literacy Organiser in Cork (page 8). In thistime o change, learners are tutors’ best allies. I learners aregiven the space to speak, they will praise tutors’ work andwant to see them happily settled within their workplace. Learners’ voices need to be at the table where decisions arenow being made about the urther education and trainingsector. New structures at local level namely the LETBs shouldhave a seat or an adult learner, similar to that which exists orother learners in higher education. NALA is striving to achievethis and would welcome the support o members in makingthis happen.In this edition, we also have interesting articles, such as thegreat work being done on the Roma Families Learning Projectin Clare (page 6) and the participants in our rst episodeo our 2012 TV programme A Story with Me in it (page 4).Remember to tune into RTÉ ONE on Monday 30 April or therst episode! We hope you enjoy this edition and please contact us i youhave news that you would like us to include in our next edition. You can email us at media@nala.ie Inez Bailey,Director

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