ACAL Preconference Symposium
English Language, Literacy and Numeracy for Aboriginal adults in the NT
The Australian Government funded, Whole of Community Engagement (WCE) initiative within the Office of Pro Vice Chancellor – Indigenous Leadership (OPVC-IL) at Charles Darwin University has recently published the report ‘A statistical overview: Aboriginal Adult English Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) in the Northern Territory (Shalley and Stewart).
The report was launched in Darwin on 12 September 2017 to a diverse audience of over 90 individuals, organisations and government agencies attending a pre-conference Symposium on the topic as part of the Australian Council for Adult Literacy’s (ACAL) 2017 national conference.
The report, an activity of a WCE Strategic Priority Project (SPP), is one of the actions outlined in an Action Statement arising from a November 2016 workshop where over 80 participants agreed that there is a significant policy and service gap, and a need for an Indigenous-led, bi-partisan, collective and sustained responses linked to successful models and approaches. An updated version of the Action Statement was agreed at this Symposium, and released to government and for a broad readership on the 14 September 2017.