The Irish National Adult Literacy Agency is responsible for literacy programmes within Ireland. The report inquisition, however, notes that “Family learning programmes in Ireland are provided through Vocational Education Committees and are primarily funded under the adult literacy budget”.
The NALA “Family literacy in Ireland” report puts forwards findings and recommendations from NALA research on the benefits and impacts of family literacy for both adults and children. The report builds upon a number of different existing research papers such as Working Together: Approaches to Family Literacy (2004) as well as other research on family learning and family literacy. The report provides an overview of family literacy in Ireland as well as a summary of national and international research into the area. The resort identifies a number of findings in relation to Learning in the home; School issues; Impact on home school relationship; and benefits to parents.
The report identifies a number of different elements related to family literacy / family learning from the various stakeholders and notes the importance and effectiveness of family learning/ literacy – particularly as a first stepping stone back into learning for parents.
Recommendations from the research relate to supporting access, training and further research into the area.
- Category: Tools and Resources
- Country: Ireland
- Language: English
- Type of file: Text File