Last year saw the demise of the Adult Literacy Practitioners Association (ALPA).
This means that people like me who occupy this obscure niche of education don’t actually have a professional body to belong to.
This doesn’t bother me. But I’ve decided to join the New Zealand Association for Training and Development (NZATD).
I think it’s much better to situate literacy and numeracy professional development in the larger universe of teaching and training. It can be a bit isolating otherwise…
Anyone have any experience with these guys? Let me know your thoughts or recommendations.