'I can speak on this here': empowerment within an Aboriginal adult literacy campaign

This case study details the impacts of an Aboriginal-led adult literacy campaign in Brewarrina between 2015 and 2017. Forming part of a wider investigation into literacy as a social determinant of health, the study explores the relationship between involvement in the literacy campaign and the capacity of graduates to take greater control of the conditions affecting their lives. Empowerment is used here as the central explanatory construct despite robust criticism of theoretical slippage. We argue that empowerment remains relevant particularly in the context of ongoing and entrenched disenfranc ... Show more

Authors: Williamson, Frances; Boughton, Bob

Published: Cambridge, England, Cambridge University Press, 2021

Resource type: Article

Access item: https://ajie.atsis.uq.edu.au/ajie/article/view/292/233 Publisher or alternative source

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