ERIC Number: ED412361
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Nov
Towards a History of Adult Literacy in Australia. A Record of the History of Adult Literacy Weekend (Armidale, New South Wales, Australia, November 12-13, 1994). Second Edition, Revised.
Technology Univ., Sydney (Australia).
This document contains materials about and from the "History of Adult Literacy Weekend" that was held at the University of New England in Armidale, Australia. The following papers about the weekend are included: "Foreword" (Patricia Ward, Rosie Wickert); "Introduction" (Rosie Wickert); "Focus on Oral History" (Janis Wilton); and "Arch Nelson Reminisces about Adult Literacy" (Arch Nelson). Also included are a list titled "Emerging Research Questions" that was compiled after Janis Wilton's workshop, and abstracts compiled by Rosie Wickert of six background reports. The texts of the background reports contained in this document are: "Helpful Histories" (Deborah Tyler, Lesley Johnson); "How Adult Literacy Became a Public Issue in Australia" (John Hodgens); "Introduction of 'Debating Literacy in Australia: A Documentary History 1945-1994'" (Bill Green, John Hodgens, Allan Luke); "'Fall out the Illiterates'--Lessons from a World War II Adult Literacy Program" (Darryl R. Dymock); "'An Issue of Significant Community Concern': The Postwar Development of Adult Literacy Policy and Provision in Australia" (Darryl R. Dymock); and "A Selected Chronology of Events" (James A. Draper). Several background reports contain substantial bibliographies. Appended is a list of key dates in the history of adult literacy. Contains 11 references. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Delivery Systems, Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Educational Trends, Foreign Countries, Government School Relationship, Literacy Education, Program Development, Public Policy, Weekend Programs
Language Australia Publications, GPO Box 372F, Melbourne, Victoria 3001, Australia.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Languages and Literacy Inst., Melbourne (Australia).
Authoring Institution: Technology Univ., Sydney (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia