'A strong belief in the possibility of a better life': the pedagogy of contingency and the ethic of solidarity in the Yes, I Can! Aboriginal adult literacy campaign

The widespread social and economic inequality between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australia is unlikely to change unless the people who are most marginalised themselves become more able to intervene effectively in the economic, social and political processes and practices which continue to reproduce this situation. For a number of reasons, this requires a level of English language literacy which a large proportion of those most in need have so far been unable to acquire. While the current focus in Indigenous education policy is almost solely on children's literacy, this chapter suggests a di ... Show more

Authors: Boughton, Bob; Williamson, Frances

Published: Singapore, Springer Nature Singapore, 2019

Resource type: Book chapter

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