Weaving a richer narrative of adult literacy and numeracy: policy position proposal for ACAL


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Australia is in urgent need for a national policy on adult literacy and numeracy. This policy must enshrine the principle of literacy and numeracy as a basic human right, and access to free and equitable provision of lifelong and lifewide literacy education as a social responsibility. Children are assured their right to education through federal and state education policies; however, there are many adults who are speakers of English as their first language who have not had the benefit of schooling or who did not succeed in school and need a second chance in education in order to improve...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Literacy; Lifelong learning; Numeracy; Policy; Skills and knowledge; Disadvantaged; Workforce development

Keywords: Adult basic education; Education and training needs; Educational policy; Access to education and training; Policy formation; Policy implications; Skill needs; Government expenditure; Funding; Teachers; Educational resources

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: [Canberra, Australian Capital Territory]: Australian Council for Adult Literacy, 2020

Physical description: 15 p.

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Also called: Weaving a richer narrative of adult literacy and numeracy: policy position proposal for Australian Council for Adult Literacy; Policy position proposal for ACAL

Statement of responsibility: Prepared by Keiko Yasukawa and Joseph Lo Bianco, with Pamela Osmond and Vanessa Iles for the Australian Council for Adult Literacy

The paper originated from a forum on 2 October, 2019: Weaving a richer narrative of adult literacy and numeracy led by Professor Joseph Lo Bianco.

Resource type: Report, paper or authored book

Document number: TD/TNC 142.681

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