Published Resources

Flanagan, M. (2017). Active Citizenship and Intergenerational Learning. ETBI Magazine Autumn 2017.

Flanagan, M. (2016). Literacy Begins At Home. A Review of My Baby and Me Pilot Project 2013-2015. in Haugh, K. (Ed.) Limerick Education Centre and Clare Education Centre – 2016 Research Conference Journal. Volume IV p58-62.

Flanagan, M., Sheahan, C. (2013). Roma Families Learning in Haugh, K. (Ed.) Limerick Education Centre and Clare Education Centre – 2013 Research Conference Journal. Volume III.

Flanagan, M., Sheahan, C. (2011). Family Learning in Online version Encyclopaedia of the Sciences of Learning. Entry 0681. Springer.

Flanagan, M., Sheahan, C. (2010). Family Learning in Action. A handbook for family literacy practitioners with programme outlines and sample lesson plans.

Flanagan, M. (2009). Connecting Family Learning and Active Citizenship. In  Fleming, T. et al. (Eds.) The Adult Learner 2009. The Irish Journal of Adult and Community Education. Aontas: Dublin

Flanagan, M., Sheahan, C. (2009). Family Learning Programmes in Ireland. Real Print: Ennis

Flanagan, M. (2009). Family Learning as a Way of Engaging Adult Learners in Burgess, A. et al. (Eds.) RaPAL Journal No. 67 p.11, Image Printing: Derbyshire.

Flanagan, M. (2008). Traveller Learners Succeed Through Family Learning in Lawless, K. (Ed.) Literacy Review, NALA: Dublin

Flanagan, M. (2007). Accredited Family Learning Modules in Ramsey, E. (Ed.) NALA Journal Spring 2007. NALA: Dublin.

Flanagan, M. (2006). Sharing the experience of the FACE-IT! Cascade in Ireland. p.52-56, in Urache, I. (Ed.)  How to Develop a Family Learning Approach to Active Citizenship. A Handbook for Practitioners in Education, Community and Social Work.

Flanagan, M. (2006). The Design, Implementation and Evaluation of a Family Literacy Course for Parents of Primary School Children in County Clare. In Colleran, N. (Ed.) From the Inside Out: Emerging Perspectives in Adult and Further Education in Ireland. Tipperary, Ireland: Tipperary (NR) Vocational Education Committee.

Flanagan, M. (2005). Listening to Students in Family Literacy Work. In Byrne, T. (Ed.) NALA Journal Spring 2005. NALA: Dublin. (p85)

Flanagan, M. (2005). Using a Cash Machine. A Training Guide for Adult Education Tutors. Dublin: NALA.

Green M. and Webb, J. (2004) Family Literacy and Parenting Courses: What are the differences? In NALA Journal, Summer 2004. (p7)

Godfrey, J. and Greene, M. (2000) Family Learning Resource Guide.  Ennis: Clare Family Learning Project.



‘Clare Family Learning Project holds a key position in Ireland for the development of family literacy and numeracy provision (p62)….’

‘The programme is clearly successful in reaching parents not already engaged in learning and where the children need extra support (p223).’

Clare Family Learning Project was used as a case study in this EU Commission report on Family Literacy in Europe.

Carpentieri, J., Fairfax-Cholmeley, K., Litster, J., Vorhaus, J. (2011) Family literacy in Europe: using parental support initiatives to enhance early literacy development. London: NRDC, Institute of Education. © 2011 NRDC, Institute Of Education, London.

‘One striking example of good practice in family literacy work is that of the Clare Family Learning Project…(p136).’

The Child Literacy and Social Inclusion report focused on the implementation of the Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools (DEIS) programme.

National Economic and Social Forum.(2009). Child Literacy and Social Inclusion: Implementation Issues, Report 39 (2009). National Economic and Social Forum.