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# Literacy

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Cross-department approach could help tackle Ireland's rate of illiteracy - report
About 18% of Irish people aged 16 to 65 are at or below level one on the five-level literacy scale.
Our primary school pupils are getting better at reading and maths
That’s according to an assessment of 8,000 pupils across 150 schools.
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.
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.
Should official forms use less jargon?
The National Adult Literacy Agency is calling on the Government to produce documents in ‘plain English’.
One-in-10 Irish children can't read properly when leaving school
One organisation, SUAS, is helping to fight that.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Tallaght children graduate with improved literacy skills
Doodle Den provides an early-literacy model for communities.
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.
Events being held across Ireland to celebrate World Book Day
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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”.
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 how his life has changed since conquering them.
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.
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.
Are you one of the 40% with number trouble?
Take our quick quiz and see if you’re one of the two in five who has trouble solving basic maths problems.