The 'Further Education and Training Division' of 'Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board' will host a two-day International Conference on Family Learning. It will bring a range of national and international experts together to look at Family Learning as an essential element in further education provision and as a means to engage with local and migrant families so as to improve the educational outcomes of children and also parents.
Speakers include:Dr Ulrike Hanemann, International Education Expert, GermanyJuliette Collier, Director, Campaign for Learning, UKDr Áine Cregan, Specialist in Language and Literacy, Limerick, IrelandDr Inez Bailey, Chief Executive Officer, National Adult Literacy Agency, IrelandLaunch of National Family Literacy Research
The National Family Literacy Research Project will also be officialy launched at the conference.
This research project analysed all 16 'Education and Training Boards' (ETBs) family literacy activity and relevant government policy in order to guide future development of family literacy practice, and to provide 'Further Education and Training' (FET) stakeholders with a contemporary picture of family literacy activity in ETBs in Ireland against the backdrop of the FET strategy and wider related government policy.
The research, managed by the National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA), and overseen by SOLAS, ETBI and NALA, was carried out by Dr Ann Hegarty and Dr Maggie Feeley, School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice UCD.
Where and When?
This is a two day event 9-5pm over the 28th and 29th of March.
It will be taking place in thh Templegate Hotel, Ennis, County Clare, Ireland
The conference cost is €150, which includes lunches and a Family Learning Resource Pack.
Enquiries about accommodation can be made directly with the hotel email@example.com
To highlight the role of Family Learning in tackling educational disadvantage.
To influence policy and consider strategies to rolling out a national model of Family Learning based on effective inter-agency working.