ERIC Number: ED315625
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Adult Literacy Action Campaign: Projects around Australia. A Review of State and Territory Level Adult Literacy Projects Funded under the Adult Literacy Action Campaign of the National Policy on Languages. Occasional Paper Number 3.
Australian Advisory Council on Languages and Multicultural Education, Canberra.
This collection of papers is a review of the adult literacy projects in Australia funded under the 1987-89 Adult Literacy Action Campaign (ALAC) of the National Policy on Languages. Fourteen authors describe various literacy projects and, often, their outcomes. The projects described are grouped in seven areas. On the subject of Literacy Training and the Workforce are "New Start" (Neil Baudinette); "Taking Basic Education to Work" (Elizabeth Compton); "Nature of Communication in the Workplace" (Jean Searle); "Literacy Competence of Young School Leavers" (Specific Learning Disabilities Queensland Inc.); and "Expansion of Literacy Services" (Linda Are). The topic of Literacy Training and the Electronic Media includes "Adult Literacy through Video" (Marie Persson) and "Community Service Advertisement for Regional Television" (Ursula Stephens). The next two sections cover "Literacy Training in Isolated Areas" (Cherrie Hawke) and "Literacy Training in Residence" (Chris Stewart, Rosa McKenna). A section on Literacy Training and Aborigines contains "Aboriginal Reading Resources" (Susan Sim) and "Project Read" (Julia Knight). The topic Literacy Training and Women is represented by "Women and Work Literacy Resources" (Susan Sim). The final section, Literacy Training and the Disabled, contains "Literacy for the Intellectually Disabled" (Julia Knight) and "A Student Group Support Project" (Sharon Coates). Appendixes list national and state-level ALAC projects and names and addresses of the authors. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Programs, Disabilities, Distance Education, Educational History, Educational Philosophy, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Foreign Countries, Literacy Education, Outcomes of Education, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Teaching Methods, Videotape Recordings, Womens Education, Workplace Literacy
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian Advisory Council on Languages and Multicultural Education, Canberra.
Identifiers - Location: Australia