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Action for Change: Indigenous Adult English Language, Literacy and Numeracy

Pre-conference Symposium • Tuesday 12 September 2017

The lives and livelihoods of all Australians are increasingly impacted by the knowledge economy, with its underpinning requirement for high levels of English language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills. For Indigenous Australians, low levels of English LLN continues to seriously limit participation in society, education and the economy. The consequences flow through generations and across all areas of life.

This symposium explores some national, community, and organisational models aimed at sustainable, Indigenous and community informed improvement in adult English language, literacy and numeracy. These innovative models, and discussion around their development and evaluation, are drawn from New Zealand and Australian experiences. They show how gains in Indigenous adult LLN can affect family, community and society and demonstrate the need for increased, coordinated and focused action for change that is guided by evidence and a range of models and methods.

Keynote speaker: Executive Director, Literacy for Life Foundation, Professor Jack Beetson