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The Australian Council for Adult Literacy (ACAL) 26th Annual National Literacy Conference was held in Alice Springs from 19-20 September 2003 and hosted by the Northern Territory Council for Adult Literacy. The conference theme was 'Metropolis to desert sands: literacy in multiple environments' and it aimed to capture the diversity in adult literacy and numeracy provision across Australia, and to examine the range of delivery modes that allow the needs of individuals and communities to be met. The conference provided a window to the methodologies operating in particular domains such as... [+] Show more
The Australian Council for Adult Literacy (ACAL) 26th Annual National Literacy Conference was held in Alice Springs from 19-20 September 2003 and hosted by the Northern Territory Council for Adult Literacy. The conference theme was 'Metropolis to desert sands: literacy in multiple environments' and it aimed to capture the diversity in adult literacy and numeracy provision across Australia, and to examine the range of delivery modes that allow the needs of individuals and communities to be met. The conference provided a window to the methodologies operating in particular domains such as vocational education and training, Indigenous and multicultural environments where differing value systems and cultures exist.
This volume contains the following papers: Thinking about adult literacy from a 'new literacies perspective': promises to keep and challenges to face / Donald J. Leu; Preparing Indigenous adult learners for entry into higher education courses: the certificate in preparation for tertiary studies (PTS) at Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education / Val Bainbridge, Jill Brew and Barbara Evison; Letting go: when educators become co-learners and learners become co-educators / Catherine Brewster and Birut Zemits; Teaching literacy through computer graphics / Margie Dizon; Moving memories: digital story telling, mentoring, learning in circles and the CGEA: an innovative literacy enterprise for youth / Louisa Eellum; Innovative adult language, literacy and numeracy delivery models: from a personal development to a capacity building model / Ray Fogolyan, Rick Stone, Shane Wood, Margaret Fraser, Cathrena McRae and Rosa McKenna; Let's Write 1: writing and publishing easy-read material for literacy learners / Clare Harris; Let's Write 2: using learners' work and words in literacy materials / Clare Harris; Jumping through hoops: how meaningful can you make it? / Terri Hughes; Learning to hang ten in online delivery / Lois McLagan and Jackie Finnegan; Realising Indigenous community capacity: supporting the community development employment project: Queensland Fire and Rescue Service Auxiliary training program / Cathrena McRae; Innovative strategies for low-level literacy learners / Natalie Nawrocki; 'Everythings's always about place': ALBE in the territory / Margaret Palmer; An innovative new curriculum for Australia's Indigenous peoples and a community of practice to get it started! / Sharon Rice and Tanya Tankard; Flexible responses to urban and remote adult Indigenous English literacy learning needs / Tony Thorpe and Meg McGrath; Reflecting upon the teaching and study of law: making language skills and assessment issues explicit for ESL law students through tutorial support / John Treacy; Near fit workers: a study of the literacies of casual workers in two industries: aged care and call centres / Crina Virgona and Peter Waterhouse; Shaping our future: creating the national strategy for vocational education and training 2004-2010 / Louise Wignall; How do adult literacy teachers get the professional skills they need?: a summary of research in WA / Cheryl Wiltshire.
The volume also contains a number of refereed papers, which are as follows: A preliminary investigation of classroom group formation and interaction patterns amongst tertiary students / Dawn Edwards; More to sheds than meets the eye: adult learning through public safety organisations in small and remote Australian towns / Barry Golding and Christine Hayes; A walk on the real side: practitioner research in action / Jenny madden; Connecting students sense and symbols: language-based activities in adult numeracy and mathematics classes / Beth Marr; Adult literacy learners: are student-teacher relationships a key factor in the failure to develop adequate literacy and numeracy levels? / Irena Morgan; ACE practice and the fostering of generic skills and attributes / Jill Sanguinetti, David Maunders and Peter Waterhouse; Where have we been, where are we going?: reflections on teacher training in Australian adult literacy/numeracy / Sue Shore.[-] Show less
Published: [Canberra, Australian Capital Territory]: Australian Council for Adult Literacy, 2003
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