WHAT IS ALOA ?
ALOA is the professional representative body for Adult Literacy Organisers (ALOs), managing adult literacy and basic education services throughout the Republic of Ireland as part of an integrated ETB Adult Education Service. The aims of the association include the promotion of a high quality adult literacy service and to secure recognition of the economic, social, and cultural context of adult literacy. The association represents the views of Adult Literacy Organisers and contributes to the development of Adult Basic Education policy through member representation on committees at national level.
The role of an ALO is multifaceted and involves supporting and managing students, volunteer and paid tutors, developing and implementing programmes, as well as managing finance, resources, premises and non-academic staff. The ALO is responsible for the quality of a diverse range of service provision and is also involved in drawing up policies with regard to Adult Basic Education at local level as part of integrated services within ETBs. The ALO ensures that the educational needs of the student are met; from initial consultation, to organising appropriate tuition and identifying progression options, to the point of exit. Importantly, by working with colleagues from across the FET sector and linking with internal and external stakeholders, the ALO continues to ensure that options are available for adult learners with literacy difficulties who wish to return to education.
The ALOA supports its members in the delivery of a professional Adult Literacy Service and had made a hugely significant contribution to adult literacy since its establishment in 1998. This contribution is built on the commitment of its members to provide a high quality and professional literacy service in the Republic of Ireland.
WITH ALOA YOU CAN
- Vote on Key Issues
- Support Each Other
- Avail of Training
- Get Involved Nationally
Adele McElhinney – firstname.lastname@example.org
Dolores Mhic Géidigh – email@example.com
Georgina Thompson – firstname.lastname@example.org
Caroline McCabe – email@example.com
Emilia Puszczynska – firstname.lastname@example.org
Aidan McCloskey – email@example.com
Tara Kelly – firstname.lastname@example.org
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