ACAL Preconference Symposium

English Language, Literacy and Numeracy for Aboriginal adults in the NT

CDU-2016-Indigenous-Leaders-Conference

CDU 2016 Indigenous Leaders Conference

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.

Workshop Report

9 November 2016

2016 workshop report

Statistical Overview

11 September 2017

Updated Action Statement

12 September 2017