RaPAL

Research and Practice in Adult Literacy – a friendly group

Websites

England and Wales

Campaign for Learning (CfL) is an independent charity working for a society where learning is at the heart of social inclusion. More…

Changing Faces of Adult Literacy, Numeracy and ESOL: A critical history of policy and practice 1970-2000 takes a historical look at policy and practice in the field of Adult Literacy, Language and Numeracy (ALLN). This website also contains tributes to John Glynn. More…

Dialogue North West aims to create a forum where individuals and organisations in the North West can share and develop research and practice in adult literacy, numeracy and ESOL. More…

The Excellence Gateway is an online service, provided by the Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS), for everyone who works in the post-16 learning and skills sector in England. More…

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation funds a large, UK-wide research and development programme, seeking to understand the root causes of social problems, to identify ways of overcoming them, and to show how social needs can be met in practice. View the charity’s latest publications and press releases here.

The Lancaster Literacy Research Centre works to understand the role of literacy in all areas of social life and to improve communication and collaboration between researchers and educational practice. More…

The Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS) is the sector-owned body that aims to accelerate the drive for excellence in the learning and skills sector. More…

Learning Unlimited provide innovative teaching and learning CDP. More…

Lifelong Learning UK (LLUK) is the independent employer-led sector skills council responsible for the professional development of staff working in the UK lifelong learning sector. More…

The National Association for Teaching English and other Community Languages to Adults (NATECLA) is a professional association for ESOL teachers. More…

The National Institute for Adult Continuing Education (NIACE) aims to encourage all adults to engage in learning of all kinds. More… The NIACE 2010 Full Publications Catalogue can also be downloaded or viewed in e-magazine format here.

The National Literacy Trust was launched in 1993 and is an independent charity that changes lives through literacy. More…

The National Research and Development Centre (NRDC) is dedicated to conducting research into adult literacy, numeracy, ESOL and ICT. More…

The Reading Agency is an independent charity which inspires more people to read more. More…

The Skills Workshop website provides more than 1200 free Functional Skills and Skills for Life resources. More…

Northern Ireland

National Adult Literacy Association (NALA) is an independent membership organisation, concerned with developing policy, advocacy, research and offering advisory services in adult literacy work in Ireland. More…

Scotland

Education Scotland was established in 2011 as a new public body, charged with supporting quality and improvement in Scottish Education and thereby securing the delivery of better learning experiences and outcomes for Scottish learners of all ages. There is a section of the website for Community Learning and Development, including Adult Learning and Adult Literacy and Numeracy; and International Literacy Day.

The Standards Council for Community Learning and Development for Scotland is the body responsible for the registration of CLD practitioners, the approval of training courses, and the continuing professional development of the sector workforce.

Glasgow’s Learning website gives a feel for the literacies provision available in Glasgow including information of interest to providers such as networking opportunities, thematic groups, training events and resource sharing.

Adult Literacies Online (ALO) allows you to access a growing bank of Scottish based learning and teaching resources, training materials and useful research and reports. More…

The Big Plus is Scotland’s campaign to promote the free help that’s available across the country. More…

Teaching and Learning Resources

Subject-relevant links

Beyond the UK

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