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Friday, 1 December 2017

2017 marks 40 years since the establishment of the NSW Adult Literacy and Numeracy Council (though Numeracy was a more recent addition) and the establishment of the Australian Council for Adult Literacy. During the 40 years since their inception, the field of Adult Basic Education has undergone tremendous changes - in name, in philosophical orientation, in the nature and purpose of provision, and in professional status. One constant amongst all of these changes is the demand for adult literacy, numeracy and basic education from diverse groups of adults. The 2017 NSW ALNC Conference will be a forum in which participants consider the different spaces in which ABE demands exist, and what participants in the field can do to shape the ways in which the demands could be met. We ask: Where are the spaces to debate policy, practice and pedagogy in ABE?

Keynote Speakers

Bob Boughton
Learning from History

Fiona McGregor
Learning as resistance, learning as desistance:
rethinking the purpose of adult basic skills education in prisons.

Alan Morris and Dr Benjamin Hanckel
The perceptions that homeless people and those at risk of homelessness have of literacy classes.

Pam Osmond
From 1977 to 2017: How did we get here?


Aerial Function Centre, University of Technology Sydney
235 Jones Street, Level 7 Building 10, Ultimo, New South Wales 2007

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