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#Literacy

# literacy - Monday 12 January, 2015

Our primary school pupils are getting better at reading and maths

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'

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

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?

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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 This post contains images

Tallaght children graduate with improved literacy skills

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

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

# literacy - Thursday 1 March, 2012

# literacy - Saturday 12 November, 2011

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 This post contains a poll

Are you one of the 40% with number trouble? Exclusive

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