23 Apr Landmark Study published
Last month saw the launch of a new and fascinating look at the development of Australia’s adult literacy field over the past fifty-odd years. Developing Social Equity in Australian Adult Education: Lessons from the Past is a study by Pamela Osmond exploring the rise of Adult Basic Education in NSW and tracking its highs and lows through the voices and stories of practitioners. The book also suggests ways we might work to ensure equity in adult literacy provision in the future.
Pam is a much-loved and highly respected figure in adult literacy circles as both teacher, writer, academic, and policy advocate. Amongst her many other achievements, Pam managed the Reading Writing Hotline for many years.
The book was launched through the NSW Adult Literacy Numeracy Council by Emeritus Prof Mary Hamilton. It is published by Routledge and is a recommended read for everyone who wants a better understanding of the current adult literacy landscape, told from teachers’ perspectives.