Development Centre, School of Education, WIT The Literacy Development
Centre at WIT houses the NALA/WIT Accreditation project. The Project was
set up in 1997 to develop and deliver third level qualifications to
practitioners working in the field of adult literacy. The Centre also
carries out research into the field of adult literacy and contributes to
national and international fora in adult basic education and adult
NALA is an independent membership organisation, concerned with
developing policy, advocacy, research and offering advisory services in
adult literacy work in Ireland. NALA has campaigned for the recognition
of, and response to, the adult literacy issue in Ireland.
AONTAS is the National Adult Learning Organisation, a voluntary
membership organisation. It exists to promote the development of a
learning society through the provision of a quality and comprehensive
system of adult learning and education which is accessible to and
inclusive of all.
The Department of Education and Science is the Irish government
department responsible for Education at all levels nationally. The
mission of this Department is to provide high-quality education which
will (a) enable individuals to achieve their full potential and to
participate fully as members of society; and (b) contribute to Ireland's
social, cultural and economic development.
The Irish Vocational Education Association (IVEA) represents the
interests, at national level, of Irelands thirty-three Vocational
Education Committees (VECs). As a representative body, IVEA has a
diverse range of functions which at all times seeks to protect, promote
and enhance the interests of vocational education and training within
the wider education sector and the country at large. The national adult
literacy service is delivered through the 33 VEC's across Ireland.
Further European Links
National Research and Development Centre for Adult Literacy and Numeracy
(NRDC) is dedicated to conducting research and development projects to
improve literacy, numeracy, language and related skills and knowledge.
The National Institute of Adult Continuing Education (NIACE) aims to
encourage all adults to engage in learning of all kinds.
Vox, Norwegian Institute for Adult Learning, is an agency of the
Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research.
Vox is deeply involved both in the Norwegian and the international adult
CINOP (Centre of Innovation for vocational and adult education) is a
consulting firm rooted in vocational and adult education and provides
consulting in the area of policy research, strategic planning,
organisational change and the organising of teacher training programmes
as well as the development of instruments for educational purposes.
7th European Research and Development Institutes of Adult Education (ERDI)
Expert Seminar: Basic Skills and Literacy
European Conference of Grundtvig Accompanying Measures Project
Qualifying the Actors in Adult and Continuing Education. Trends and
11th DIE-Forum: Current Issues and Perspectives of basic education.
National Questions within an International Discourse: