The Future We Want: News Update from TASC

21st July 2020

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Literacy for Life: Report Launch 
National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA) 

This report was funded by NALA. The research was completed by Dr Amie Lajoie, Dr Shana Cohen and Nicholas O’Neill of TASC. The purpose of this report is to provide a framework to re-examine the policy approach to supporting adults with unmet literacy and numeracy issues in Ireland. Read the full report here

Blog piece by Helen Ryan, Policy Officer with NALA 
Now is the time to invest in adult literacy, numeracy and digital skills

 

 

 

Gender Impacts of Covid-19
Towards a gender sensitive recovery by Dr Mary Murphy 

The C-19 pandemic has tracked existing social and economic fault lines. It thrives and lays bare existing inequalities and has been particularly impactful on those experiencing multiple inequalities, gender, ethnicity, inequality and class. Read on here

The Future We Want: Podcast 
Nancy Folbre on The Economics of Care 

This podcast with Nancy Folbre, American feminist economist explores the nature of care work, its status, its importance, and how care workers have fared in recent times. Listen in here

The politics of kindness trumps
the politics of selfishness by Colm O'Doherty 

The Pandemic has shown us how important kindness is in our daily lives. Our gratitude to front line  workers in hospitals, care homes , supermarkets and public services shows how much we appreciate kindness. Read on here

The Future We Want: Podcast   
Todd Gitlin on The Growth of Misinformation and Propaganda

In this episode, researcher Tyler West interviews Todd Gitlin, Professor of Journalism and Sociology at Columbia University, on what is causing the explosive growth of misinformation and propaganda, both on and offline, and how societies can counter it. Listen in here 

 

Media enquiries should be directed to:

Shana Cohen
Email: scohen@tasc.ie
Tel: +353 1 6169050

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