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# literacy - Wednesday 22 July, 2020

Cross-department approach could help tackle Ireland's rate of illiteracy - report
# Literacy
# Literacy

Cross-department approach could help tackle Ireland's rate of illiteracy - report

Jul 22nd 2020, 10:36 AM 10,178 Views 35 Comments

About 18% of Irish people aged 16 to 65 are at or below level one on the five-level literacy scale.

# literacy - Monday 12 January, 2015

Our primary school pupils are getting better at reading and maths
# Edumacashun
# Edumacashun

Our primary school pupils are getting better at reading and maths

Jan 12th 2015, 9:00 PM 10,945 Views 24 Comments

That’s according to an assessment of 8,000 pupils across 150 schools.

# literacy - Friday 24 October, 2014

Opinion: 'You never feel embarrassed to admit you don’t understand something'
# Adult Education
# Adult Education

Opinion: 'You never feel embarrassed to admit you don’t understand something'

Oct 24th 2014, 12:00 PM 97 Views 12 Comments

I was nervous going back to education after 25 years, but I soon realised that adult education is very unlike the classroom scenarios I remember from school.

# literacy - Friday 17 October, 2014

Opinion: Don't despair if your child doesn't love to read – it's all about finding the right book
# Reading
# Reading

Opinion: Don't despair if your child doesn't love to read – it's all about finding the right book

Oct 17th 2014, 8:00 AM 28 Views 11 Comments

For every child who reads voraciously and indiscriminately, there is one who can’t relate to the books their parents are urging them to read. Solution? Find a book THEY love.

# literacy - Thursday 25 September, 2014

Should official forms use less jargon?
# Comprende?
# Comprende?

Should official forms use less jargon?

Sep 25th 2014, 9:50 AM 5,164 Views 19 Comments

The National Adult Literacy Agency is calling on the Government to produce documents in ‘plain English’.

# literacy - Saturday 6 September, 2014

One-in-10 Irish children can't read properly when leaving school
# Literacy
# Literacy

One-in-10 Irish children can't read properly when leaving school

Sep 6th 2014, 8:30 AM 11,353 Views 106 Comments

One organisation, SUAS, is helping to fight that.

# literacy - Thursday 3 July, 2014

Literacy to be targeted with the 'priority it deserves' at local level
# Right To Read
# Right To Read

Literacy to be targeted with the 'priority it deserves' at local level

Jul 3rd 2014, 7:05 AM 4,560 Views 5 Comments

A new initiative will see local authorities form action plans to tackle literacy levels in local communities.

# literacy - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

Mobile phones found to help boost literacy rates in developing countries
# Learning Rate
# Learning Rate

Mobile phones found to help boost literacy rates in developing countries

Apr 23rd 2014, 4:49 PM 4,350 Views 13 Comments

The report from UNESCO found that access to mobile devices encourages people in developing countries to read full-length books and stories through their phone.

# literacy - Tuesday 3 December, 2013

Irish teens above average in maths, reading and science 'despite damaging cuts'
# Education
# Education

Irish teens above average in maths, reading and science 'despite damaging cuts'

Dec 3rd 2013, 11:47 AM 12,389 Views 52 Comments

A report today pointed to improvement in these areas since 2009 but the Minister for Education said we are not in the top league yet and cannot be complacent.

# literacy - Monday 31 December, 2012

International study shows parental need to help child literacy
# PIRLS
# PIRLS

International study shows parental need to help child literacy

Dec 31st 2012, 7:30 AM 3,224 Views 7 Comments

The presence of study aids and an encouraged love of reading are helping improve literacy among Ireland’s schoolchildren.

# literacy - Thursday 15 November, 2012

Speech and language therapy recommended for kids in disadvantaged areas
# Literacy
# Literacy

Speech and language therapy recommended for kids in disadvantaged areas

Nov 15th 2012, 3:02 PM 6,285 Views 51 Comments

Access to these services gives children a better start in school by helping them read and learn.

# literacy - Monday 24 September, 2012

Literacy difficulties lead to 5 per cent reduction in earnings
# Awareness Week
# Awareness Week

Literacy difficulties lead to 5 per cent reduction in earnings

Sep 24th 2012, 7:30 AM 2,733 Views 3 Comments

A new ESRI study has examined the workplace experiences of people with literacy and numeracy difficulties.

# literacy - Thursday 14 June, 2012

Tallaght children graduate with improved literacy skills
# Education
# Education

Tallaght children graduate with improved literacy skills

Jun 14th 2012, 6:45 AM 2,301 Views 7 Comments

Doodle Den provides an early-literacy model for communities.

# literacy - Wednesday 13 June, 2012

Calls made to prioritise training for unemployed with literacy, numeracy difficulties
# Training
# Training

Calls made to prioritise training for unemployed with literacy, numeracy difficulties

Jun 13th 2012, 6:30 AM 2,494 Views 22 Comments

New research, published today, shows training schemes for individuals with literacy problems are even more beneficial than the average.

# literacy - Thursday 1 March, 2012

Events being held across Ireland to celebrate World Book Day
# Reading
# Reading

Events being held across Ireland to celebrate World Book Day

Mar 1st 2012, 7:25 AM 1,589 Views 5 Comments

Are you reading?

# literacy - Saturday 12 November, 2011

Californian school criticised after ex-porn star took part in reading promotion
# Sasha Grey
From The Daily Edge
# Sasha Grey

Californian school criticised after ex-porn star took part in reading promotion

Nov 12th 2011, 6:11 PM 2,347 Views 3 Comments

Sasha Grey, who appeared recently in several Entourage episodes, has defended her participation in the programme and her support for “education-focused initiatives”.

# literacy - Wednesday 26 October, 2011

Column: ‘Constant fear’ – what it’s like not being able to read or write
# Read Me
# Read Me

Column: ‘Constant fear’ – what it’s like not being able to read or write

Oct 26th 2011, 7:30 AM 436 Views 9 Comments

Chris Potts battled literacy issues until his mid-40s. He told TheJournal.ie how his life has changed since conquering them.

# literacy - Saturday 9 July, 2011

Junior Cert cut to eight subjects under new government plan
# Junior Cert
# Junior Cert

Junior Cert cut to eight subjects under new government plan

Jul 9th 2011, 1:07 PM 3,829 Views 41 Comments

Students will be limited to eight exam subjects so that they have more time to devote to literacy and numeracy skills.

The 9 at 9: Saturday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Jul 9th 2011, 8:53 AM 2,906 Views 8 Comments

Nine things to know this morning – including the latest on the NOTW scandal, and radical reform for College Green and the Junior Cert…

# literacy - Tuesday 28 June, 2011

Irish teens have high online literacy level
# Survey
# Survey

Irish teens have high online literacy level

Jun 28th 2011, 3:22 PM 548 Views 8 Comments

A previous OECD survey showed that non-digital literacy levels among 15 year olds had dropped in Ireland.

# literacy - Tuesday 7 September, 2010

Are you one of the 40% with number trouble?
# Test Yourself
# Test Yourself

Are you one of the 40% with number trouble?

Sep 7th 2010, 10:37 AM 445 Views 2 Comments

Take our quick quiz and see if you’re one of the two in five who has trouble solving basic maths problems.