The Australian Council for Adult Literacy promotes adult literacy and numeracy policy and practice

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ACAL AGM and The 2021 Arch Nelson Address

Members and friends are invited to the join us on
Wednesday, October 20, 2021
commencing at 5.00pm AEDT* by Zoom webinar

*Note Daylight saving will be in operation. Check local times

Zoom link: Register here

Arch Nelson played a major role in placing adult education on the government and public agenda and he was inaugural Chairman of the Australian Council for Adult Literacy (ACAL).

Volunteering and Adult Literacy Pathways Survey

ACAL and The Hotline have been contacted by many people who have been energised by Lost for Words and either want to pursue a career in adult literacy or volunteer their time.
We have created a survey so we can capture this interest. We intend to use the results to demonstrate to governments across Australia that the community cares about adult literacy and that if they help provide opportunities to get involved people will step up!

If you are contacted by someone asking how to volunteer or how to work in the field, please encourage them to do this survey.

Click here for the survey

2021 ACAL stretched Conference

A conference with a difference

ACAL Adult Literacy and Numeracy Policy Proposal 2021

ACAL calls on the Federal Government to develop an Adult Literacy and Numeracy Policy at the level of the Prime Ministerial Office. Read the policy proposal here.

Member-only webinars

Reading with rhythm – Adam Nobilia

5 minutes on student-centred learning
To celebrate Adult Learners Week, ACAL invites you to reconsider the value of student-centred learning.
Thank you to Pam Osmond for spending 5 minutes to describe student-centred learning and share the benefits of this approach.

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Whole language – what’s all the fuss about

5 minutes on student-centred learning
To celebrate Adult Learners Week, ACAL invites you to reconsider the value of student-centred learning.
Thank you to Pam Osmond for spending 5 minutes to describe student-centred learning and share the benefits of this approach.

read more

ACAL’s submission to Parliamentary inquiry
into Adult Literacy and Its Importance ►

Teaching in Isolation – ACAL study ►

Adult Literacy and Numeracy Teaching experiences during the 2020 COVID-19 Isolation Period – ACAL study

2020 Arch Nelson Address • video ►

‘Re-thinking Foundation Skills: What advice would Arch Nelson have for us? with Pamela Osmond.

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‘Resilience – Stories of Adult Learning’

This anthology of adult learner stories is testimony to the resilience of human lives and the critical role of lifelong learning.

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How to write to your MP

Contact your MPACAL is creating a kit for practitioners and their students about contacting MPs and raising issues of importance to constituents during times of social, economic and political transformation.

Reading Writing Hotline figures

Want help with reading, writing or basic maths?

Start with the
Reading Writing Hotline or call 1300 6 555 06

Free national referral service for adults

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Have you read it?

A review of documents relating to adult literacy and numeracy

Read them here