Since the 1980s we have worked continuously in partnership with government departments, organisations, tutors and learners to advance adult literacy and numeracy policy.
This work is supported by evidence-based research which examines international best practice, reviews Irish policy and produces recommendations to meet the needs of people with literacy and numeracy difficulties.
To effectively tackle adult literacy difficulties in Ireland we need to work at many different levels. We need literacy and numeracy learning in our workplaces, homes, communities and social settings.
Our current policy priorities include:
- Access to public services
- Education and Training
Our current campaigns include trying to secure:
A national strategy for adult literacy and numeracy development,
An implementation plan for integrating literacy and numeracy in all further education and training provision, and
A dedicated seat for adult learners on the Education and Training Boards.