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What you told us Thank you again to the many adult literacy and numeracy teachers, tutors, and managers who filled in the Hotline survey on literacy, numeracy, and digital literacy (LND) needs. Social Equity Works, who co-designed the survey with the Hotline, have analysed the results....

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(images from UNESCO) International Literacy Day is on Thursday 8 September. It’s an annual event which has taken place around the world since it was first organised by UNESCO in 1967. The day highlights the importance of literacy as a matter of dignity and human rights....

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Registrations still open for the Community Colleges Australia (CCA) Conference Take a look at the upcoming 2022 CCA Annual Conference: Rebuilding Community https://cca.edu.au/what-we-do/2022-cca-annual-conference/ There are more than 43 speakers and 17 breakout sessions. Speakers include NSW & Commonwealth Skills Ministers, ASQA, TAFE NSW, NSW Dept of Education, Department...

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Thanks to COVID-19 we are more aware of the importance of health literacy. Many teachers have been integrating readable and reliable health information in their classrooms. Around 60 percent of Australians have health literacy skills that make it difficult to fully manage their health and wellbeing....

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A big thank you to the many adult literacy and numeracy teachers, tutors, and managers who filled in our recent survey. Over 470 of you responded to tell us what’s happening on the ground and what the NEEDS are for community literacy, numeracy, and digital...

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A real strength of the Hotline is the diversity of its callers. This week Tom (not his real name) contacted us. He doesn’t have any problems with the technical aspects of reading or writing but has trouble finding the right tone when he communicates. Using...

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The second edition of Literacy Face to Face is out now. Written by adult literacy legend Pam Osmond, Literacy Face to Face is a handbook for volunteer adult literacy tutors and others who want to help someone improve their literacy. You could also use it to...

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The Foundation Skills Framework consultation activities carried out by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) are now complete. The ACER team told us that the themes arising from the consultation include the need to: Understand the purpose of the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) and...

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