Living literacy: a whole-organisation approach to integrating literacy in a vocational training setting

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Author: McSkeane, Elizabeth

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National Adult Literacy Agency (Ireland) (NALA)

Abstract:

This report documents a research project which was carried out in Newbridge Youth Training and Development Centre (NYTDC) County Kildare between April 2008 and January 2009. The study is based on the winning research proposal to examine a whole-organisation approach to literacy which was submitted by NYTDC for the 2007 Adult Continuing Education (ACE) Award. The aims which NYTDC identified in their research proposal were to: (1) illustrate how integrating literacy and numeracy assists the learning and teaching of vocational skills subjects; (2) determine the effectiveness of integrating literacy and numeracy in a whole-centre approach; and (3) explore the effect of integrating literacy and numeracy in a whole-centre model. The first stage of the research aimed to: highlight the range of policies, procedures and practical implementation strategies which make up the NYTDC whole-centre approach to literacy; identify the tools and strategies needed to capture the impact of the whole-centre approach on students’ learning and experience; evaluate the effectiveness of the whole-centre approach in NYTDC; and produce a report documenting the research process, findings and recommendations. The recommendations arising from this work provided the basis for the second stage of the research, which aimed to: develop tools to support the assessment of learners’ progress in literacy in the context of a whole-centre approach; pilot and review these tools; and produce a report documenting the research process, findings and recommendations. This report documents both stages of the research carried out for this study.

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This report documents a research project which was carried out in Newbridge Youth Training and Development Centre (NYTDC) County Kildare between April 2008 and January 2009. The study is based on the winning research proposal to examine a whole-organisation approach to literacy which was submitted by NYTDC for the 2007 Adult Continuing Education (ACE) Award. The aims which NYTDC identified in their research proposal were to: (1) illustrate how integrating literacy and numeracy assists the learning and teaching of vocational skills subjects; (2) determine the effectiveness of integrating ...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Vocational education and training; Youth; Literacy; Numeracy; Teaching and learning; Research

Keywords: Research project

Geographic subjects: Europe; Ireland

Published: Dublin, Ireland: NALA, 2009

Physical description: 80 p.

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Series:
NALA integrating literacy report

Resource type: Report

Call Number:
TD/TNC 99.884



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