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ERIC Number: ED473420
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jun
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-868039-51-9
ISSN: 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)
For full text: http://www.ncver.edu.au/research/papers/downloads/trconf11/Shore. pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Adult Literacy and Numeracy Australian Research Consortium, Melbourne. Victorian Centre.
Identifiers - Location: Australia