The relationship between low adult literacy levels and Aboriginal family and community engagement in educational decision making

This article draws on work with communities in the rural and remote towns of Brewarrina, Wilcannia and Enngonia, New South Wales (NSW) to explore the relationship between low adult literacy levels and the continuing alienation of Aboriginal communities from educational decision making. Building on the analysis of community/school relations conducted by scholars such as Chris Sarra, Jay Phillips, Allan Luke and Kevin Lowe, we contend that addressing the problem of low adult literacy is necessary to improve relationships between communities and schools in widespread and sustainable ways. Communi ... Show more

Authors: Ratcliffe, Ruth; Boughton, Bob

Published: [Wembley, Western Australia], SPERA, 2019

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