ERIC Number: ED473420
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Learning for Life: The Role of Adult Literacy and Numeracy in Lifelong Learning and Socio-Economic Well-Being. Executive Summary of the ALNARC National Research Program, 2001-2002.
Shore, Sue; Searle, Jean; Falk, Ian; Johnston, Betty; Ovens, Carolyn; Riddell, Christine
In 2001-2002, the Adult Literacy and Numeracy Australian Research Consortium conducted 26 national investigations with findings in the following areas: (1) population competence; (2) linking literacy and numeracy into training; (3) professional support for educators and trainers; and (4) policy and systemic issues. All the projects were intended to integrate new research with an analysis of past provision and practice and thereby provide a body of evidence for future policy development in the adult literacy and numeracy field. The following were among the conclusions that emerged from the projects: (1) addressing the challenges facing Australia's adult literacy and numeracy sector requires a whole-of-government approach that is consistent with parallel innovations in other areas of social policy; (2) the vocational education and training sector provides a number of models of integrated policy responses to complex relationships that can guide formation of a policy regarding literacy and numeracy; (3) adopting a lifelong learning approach must take seriously the political and social exigencies of lives across their span while also giving consideration to the concerns of employers and business; and (4) efforts to develop policy regarding literacy and numeracy must be informed by the knowledge and cultures of diverse groups. (An 8-item reference list and 28-item bibliography are included.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Educators, Adult Literacy, Change Strategies, Competence, Cultural Pluralism, Culturally Relevant Education, Educational Benefits, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Needs, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Educational Research, Educational Trends, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Integrated Curriculum, Lifelong Learning, Literacy Education, Models, National Surveys, Needs Assessment, Numeracy, Policy Formation, Professional Development, Public Policy, Role of Education, Socioeconomic Status, Systems Approach, Trainers, Trend Analysis, Vocational Education
For full text: http://www.ncver.edu.au/research/papers/downloads/trconf11/Shore. pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Adult Literacy and Numeracy Australian Research Consortium, Melbourne. Victorian Centre.
Identifiers - Location: Australia