NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
ERIC Number: ED507130
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 50
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 80
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-9214-1323-0
Adult Literacy and Numeracy: Research and Future Strategy. An Adult Literacy National Project Report
Perkins, Kate
National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER)
From 2002 to 2006 the Australian Government funded the Adult Literacy Research Program (ALRP), which was managed by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER). The NCVER commissioned two projects to reflect on the research undertaken through the program. The first, the Adult Literacy Resource, brings together the key messages in a "wiki" for practitioners. The wiki is designed to get adult language, literacy and numeracy practitioners thinking about how they can apply the key messages from the research in their work. As a companion piece to the Adult Literacy Resource, this report highlights how the research contributed to the adult language, literacy and numeracy sector through its primary focus on the needs of practitioners and individuals. The report draws attention to the gaps in the body of knowledge of literacy and numeracy issues. The place of literacy and numeracy within the current policy focuses on social inclusion and skills reform is also highlighted. Three appendices are included: (1) The Adult Literacy Research Program; (2) Adult Literacy Research Program publications; and (3) Literacy and numeracy provision in Australia. (Contains 1 figure, 1 table and 9 footnotes.) [Funding for this report was provided under the Adult Literacy National Project by the Australian Government, through the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.]
National Centre for Vocational Education Research Ltd. P.O. Box 8288, Stational Arcade, Adelaide, SA 5000, Australia. Tel: +61-8-230-8400; Fax: +61-8-212-3436; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: Community; Students
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Centre for Vocational Education Research
Identifiers - Location: Australia