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ERIC Number: ED507219
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 26
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Literacy and Numeracy Pedagogy and Social Capital: Three Case Studies. Support Document
Balatti, Jo; Black, Stephen; Falk, Ian
National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER)
The three case studies featured in this publication need to be viewed in conjunction with the recent National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) report: "A New Social Capital Paradigm for Adult Literacy: Partnerships, Policy and Pedagogy" (Balatti, Black & Falk 2009). The case studies form an important research phase of this report and due to the interest they could have for practitioners in the adult literacy and numeracy field, they are presented here as a separate publication. The first case study was a health literacy partnership involving Muslim women in metropolitan Sydney. The second was a jobseeker program with a financial literacy element conducted to mainly English speaking background learners in a regional city in North Queensland. The third case study was a literacy and numeracy program conducted in the Northern Territory and involved mainly Indigenous learners. The programs were undertaken over an 8-13 week timeframe in the second half of 2007. The three case studies are a demonstration of how specific teaching strategies in adult literacy and numeracy programs, such as encouraging peer learning and introducing guest speakers and organising outside visits can be seen in turn to lead to greater social networks and changed relations within these networks for the learners in these programs. [Funding for this paper was provided through the Australian Department of Education, Science and Training. This document was produced by the authors based on their research for the report "A New Social Paradigm for Adult Literacy: Partnerships, Policy and Pedagogy." For the main report, see ED507217.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: National Centre for Vocational Education Research
Identifiers - Location: Australia