An Aboriginal adult literacy campaign pilot study in Australia using Yes I Can

In 2012, the remote Aboriginal community of Wilcannia in western [New South Wales] NSW hosted the first Australian pilot of a Cuban mass adult literacy campaign model known as Yes I Can. The aim was to investigate the appropriateness of this model in Aboriginal Australia. Building on an intensive community development process of 'socialisation and mobilisation', 16 community members with very low literacy graduated from the basic literacy course, with the majority continuing on into post-literacy activities, further training and/or employment. The pilot was initiated by the National Aboriginal ... Show more

Authors: Boughton, Bob; Ah Chee, Donna; Beetson, Jack; Durnan, Deborah ... [+] Show more

Published: [Haymarket, New South Wales], UTS ePress, 2013

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