Maestras: exploring dialectical relationships in an Aboriginal literacy campaign

Previous studies have documented the personal transformation that many low literate adults undergo when they engage in literacy campaigns. In particular, research has captured how improved literacy leads to a greater willingness and capacity to speak out, or what is often referred to as voice. This paper focusses on the impact of an adult Aboriginal literacy campaign on those responsible for implementing it. Through the words of these 'maestras', we reveal how the teachers and trainers of the campaign, both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal, experience a similar trajectory of transformation to the ... Show more

Authors: Williamson, Frances; Durnan, Deborah; Edwards, Tannia; Waites, Mary

Published: Footscray, Victoria, Adult Learning Australia, 2020

Resource type: Article

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