Reference Material / Books
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Reference Material / Books
National Adult Literacy Association (NALA) Ireland
This site is a must for Irish trainers dealing with Adult literacy. It gives an
overview of trends in Adult Education in Ireland, and programmes available.
The site features a letter from President Mc Aleese, and an analysis of the
Government's Green Paper on Adult Literacy. : Links to FAS, ARKS and NALD,
amongst others (some links don't work very well - for example, ARKS offers a
download of sample teaching, using Acrobat Reader, but this takes ages.)
Adult Literacy Resource Institute
This site gives a list of areas of interest to the adult educator. Finding
information involves scrolling through headings and choosing pertinent sites.
There is a brief overview of each site. It takes time clicking on each
address, but it's worth the effort. A good search engine would be helpful on
this site! Links: several, all to related content sites.
A peer-reviewed electronic journal for adult literacy teacher
The site provides practical, research-based articles on new ideas in the
field of adult education. It also provides lesson plans and an interactive
forum for adult literacy. Links: a few, to related sites.
Literacy Learning and ICT
This site discusses the integration of Information and Communication
Technology (ICT) with literacy and learning. There are several discussion
papers on development and use of ICT in the classroom. While not specifically
geared towards adult literacy, the site is general enough to be of benefit to
the trainer. Links: to easily accessed sites, which cover a wide range
of relevant information.
BBC Online offers poems and lesson plans for Literacy Hour on the BBC.
Click on Education to go to sites for help downloading software, and a
detailed guide to activities. This is a very comprehensive site, and contains
good ideas. Links: varied and fairly helpful.
Online Writing Lab
This site at Purdue University has useful resources for literacy classes.
There are easy-to-access instructional handouts. The site is full of useful
information, and tips. Links: to other relevant sites.
Digital Education Network
This site provides a list of hosted web sites from clients that provide
information on their services. Links: Plenty of links. You can find a useful
link from English Practice Pages to IELTS sample pages, which gives tests to
assess English Language ability.
BBC Education FE Programmes
Contains an overview of BBC programmes that deal with adult literacy. While
videos have to be purchased, the outline of the videos gives information and
guidelines that an adult educator could use.
Virtual Quincy Directory
This site is mine of information. It covers basic writing skills, (click
Indispensable Writing Skills) Common Errors, Grammar and many more key topics
for literacy skills. Links: numerous links to related topics.
Ohio Literacy Resource Centre
This site gives background information on literacy studies, with facts and
statistics, links and directories. The heading SHOWCASE leads to a list of
topics including OLRC Workshops. These include a PowerPoint presentation on
how to find and use online lesson plans. Links: there is a helpful drop-down
Quick Links menu. There is a listing of URLs of other sites with brief
reviews of these sites.
Multimedia & Activity Packs
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