The Cuban 'Yes, I Can' adult literacy campaign in Aboriginal Australia: an alternative to commodified education


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Author: Weitzel, Lia


This thesis focuses on the implementation of the Cuban 'Yes, I Can' adult literacy campaign in Indigenous Australian communities in north west New South Wales (NSW). This thesis examines the interplay between empowerment, disempowerment and commodification in education in Australia in order to assess what new elements the Cuban 'Yes, I Can' adult literacy campaign has brought to the education of Indigenous Australians. In doing so, this thesis has considered why and how the Cuban approach to education is fundamentally different to the Australian approach and whether or not the Cuban...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Literacy; Indigenous people; Teaching and learning; Culture and society; Demographics; Equity

Keywords: Remote; Rural; Adult learning; Learning method; Learning culture; Learning community; Educational alternative; Indigenous education; Cultural awareness; Social inclusion

Geographic subjects: New South Wales; Australia; Oceania; Cuba; Central America and the Caribbean

Published: Sydney, New South Wales: University of Sydney, 2016

Physical description: 72 p.

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A thesis submitted in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts (Research), Department of Political Economy, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the University of Sydney, September 2016

Resource type: Thesis

Document number: TD/TNC 126.181

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