ERIC Number: ED438412
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Social Literacies across Communities, Cultures and Contexts. Adult Literacy Research Network.
Searle, Jean, Ed.
This document contains eight papers on social literacies across communities, cultures, and contexts in Australia. "Social Literacies" (Jean Searle) is an introduction to the other papers, which each report on small action research projects examining how particular groups of people use literacy. "Recognising Shifting Delivery Modes: Rethinking Initial Adult Literacy Assessment for Flexible Delivery" (Angela Hill and Susan Hubbard) discusses a study of good practice in initial literacy assessment. "Lifelong Learning, Not a Band AID Solution: A Critical Solution to Multiple Literacies" (Marian Horton and David Horton) discusses a project assessing the need to renew and develop an alternative curriculum module. "Examining the Accounts of Homeless People's Needs to Determine a Role for Language, Literacy, and Numeracy Training" (Geraldine Castleton, Rosemary Jewell, Letitia Whitmore, and Marya McDonald) relates the procedures and findings of a project to identify homeless people's literacy and numeracy needs. "An Investigation into the Level of Literacy Support Skills Needed by Queensland Workers in Youth Work Practice" (Dale Johnson) focuses on the skills needed by youth workers responsible for performing basic literacy assessment and referral into work practice vocational training. "Literacy and Numeracy Skills of Truants and Underage School Leavers" (Irena Morgan-Williams) shares the findings of a project that involved 15 case studies designed to identify the literacy and numeracy needs of truants and dropouts. "Stradbroke Island Literacy Project" (Christine Seabrook) and "Stradbroke Island Literacy Project: Stage 2" (Lindy Freeman and Christie F. Seabrook) report on a literacy project developed especially for members of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community. Each paper contains references. (MN)
Descriptors: Action Research, Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Programs, Case Studies, Cultural Differences, Cultural Pluralism, Delivery Systems, Dropouts, Educational Needs, Educational Practices, Educational Research, Employment Qualifications, Foreign Countries, Homeless People, Indigenous Populations, Interpersonal Competence, Lifelong Learning, Literacy Education, Numeracy, Social Development, Theory Practice Relationship, Truancy, Youth Programs
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Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Languages and Literacy Inst., Melbourne (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia