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A review of documents relating to adult literacy.

Have you read it? – June 2019

A review of documents relating to adult literacy and numeracy

New Canadian Report: Literacy Lost: Canada’s Basic Skills Shortfall by Janet lane and T. Scott Murray, published by Canada West Foundation, December 2018.

The authors of this report, present a ‘complex picture’ of the literacy skills needs and trends in Canada. They suggest there is no ‘quick fix’; rather, a range of diverse strategies must be implemented to address these issues. Recommendations include: investigating the ‘market’ for skills, ‘especially literacy, numeracy and problem-solving skills’ and the embedding of ‘literacy in all workforce education and training initiatives for both youth and working-aged adults’.

We welcome suggestions for future reviews.

Have you read it? – April 2019

A review of documents relating to adult literacy and numeracy

This month Jo Medlin has reviewed one paper of interest to adult literacy and numeracy educators:

  • The effect of psychological factors on Syrian refugees’ participation in lifelong education by Mehmet Fatih Karacabey and Kivanc Bozkus, March 2019

We welcome suggestions for future reviews.

Have you read it? – Feb 2019

A review of documents relating to adult literacy and numeracy

This month Jo Medlin has reviewed two documents:

  • Literacy and Numeracy Studies: An international journal in the education and training of adults
  • The very recent VET review  

We welcome suggestions for future reviews.

Have you read it? – Dec 2018

A review of documents relating to adult literacy and numeracy

This month Jo Medlin has reviewed two new papers:

  • The capable country: Cultivating capabilities in Australian education (Mitchell Report no. 03/2018, Lucas & Smith)
  • Mission Australia Youth Survey report 2018

In addition, there’s a look back at 2013 and the introduction of the Foundation Skills Training Package.

We welcome suggestions for future reviews.

Have you read it – Sept 2018?

A review of documents relating to adult literacy and numeracy

Jo Medlin has reviewed three papers of interest to adult literacy and numeracy educators and provided the links to access them:

  • Ai Group 2018 Survey report on Workforce Development needs Skilling: A national imperative (Sept 2018)
  • ALA: Re-imagining WELL in the 21st Century (June 2018)
  • ACTA: Problems in the Adult Migrant English and SEE Programs (May 2018