Papers & Workshops



Literacy, Numeracy and Life Long Learning - Where in the World are We?


Liz Suda

School of Education, Victoria University, Australia

Governments around the world are recognising anew the imperative to address the educational needs, and in particular the literacy needs, of their adult populations in a rapidly changing and economically polarising world. There is a view that Australia is at the forefront of innovative policies and programs in adult literacy and basic education. However, there are many different approaches to policy and program development in adult literacy internationally, and the Australian government needs to be aware of international trends and specific program innovations which might be applied here. The aim of this workshop is for participants to share ideas and information about international policy trends and innovative programs in adult literacy and numeracy. I will present a paper giving a snapshot of current trends gleaned through research being conducted in this area by the Victorian Centre of ALNARC for DETYA and ANTA. The discussion arising will feed into the research report and will inform future policy development in Australia.
  Presentation Format: 90 min. workshop

RMIT, Melbourne, Australia

5-9 July 2000