Research examining the work of Literacy for Life Foundation – Listed Articles

Maniam, V., McKay, V., & Boughton, R. (2023) South African Kha Ri Gude mass literacy campaign and Australian Aboriginal adult literacy campaign ‘Yes, I can!’: a comparative study. Studies in the Education of Adults, 1-20. doi:10.1080/02660830.2023.2291896

Beetson J., Anderson P., Lin S., Williamson F., Amazan R., Boughton B., Morrell S., Taylor, R., & Schwartz M. (2022) Impact of a community-controlled adult literacy campaign on crime and justice outcomes in remote Australian Aboriginal communities. International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy. Advance online publication.

Boughton B., Williamson F., Lin S., Taylor R.,  Beetson J., Bartlett B., Anderson P., & Morrell S. (2022): Measuring adult English literacy improvements in First Nations communities in Australia, International Journal of Training Research, DOI: 10.1080/14480220.2022.2032268

Williamson, F., Durnan, D., Edwards, T., & Waites, M. (2020) Maestras: Exploring dialectical relationships in an Aboriginal literacy campaign, Australian Journal of Adult Learning

Lin, S., Williamson, F., Beetson, J., Boughton, B., Taylor, R., & Bartlett, B. (2020). Quantifying low English literacy in Australian Aboriginal communities: a correlational study. Australian Educational Researcher.

Williamson, F., & Boughton, B. (2020). ‘I can speak on this here’: empowerment within an Aboriginal adult literacy campaign. The Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 1-8.

Boughton, B. (2020). Adult literacy, land rights and self-determination.  In Rademaker, L. and Rowse, T.  (Eds.), Indigenous Self-Determination in Australia: Histories and Historiography (pp. 123-124): ANU Press At

Beetson, J., Boughton, B., & Williamson, F. (2019). Longitudinal research challenges: Lessons learned from a study of adult literacy campaign’s health impacts. Paper presented at the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander Studies Research Conference 1st-3rd July 2019, QUT, Brisbane.

Ratcliffe, R., & Boughton, B. (2019). The relationship between low adult literacy levels and Aboriginal family and community engagement in educational decision making. Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 29(1), 1-16.

Boughton, B., & Williamson, F. (2019). ‘A strong belief in the possibility of a better life’. The pedagogy of contingency and the ethic of solidarity in the Yes, I Can! Aboriginal Adult Literacy Campaign. In H. Harper & J. Rennie (Eds.), Literacy education and Indigenous Australians: Theory, research, and practice (pp. 293-312): Springer. At

Durnan, D., & Boughton, B. (2018). Making It Stick. The Post Literacy phase of the Literacy for Life Foundation Aboriginal adult literacy campaign. Fine Print, 41(3), 11-15.

Wise, J., Harris, B., Nickson, R., Boughton, B., & Beetson, J. (2018). Impact of the ‘Yes, I Can!’ adult literacy campaign on interactions with the criminal justice system. Trends & issues in crime and criminal justice, (No.562). Retrieved from

Boughton, B., & Beetson, J. (2017). To lift literacy levels among Indigenous children, their parents’ literacy skills must be improved first The Conversation, (June 9, 2017).

Guenther, J., Bat, M., Stephens, A., Skewes, J., Boughton, B., Williamson, F., Wooltorton, S., Marshall, M. and Dwyer, A. (2017). Enhancing training advantage for remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander learners. Adelaide: NCVER.

Boughton, B., Chee, D. A., Beetson, J., Durnan, D., & Leblanch, J. C. (2013). An Aboriginal Adult Literacy Campaign in Australia using Yes I Can. Literacy and Numeracy Studies, 21(1), pp.5-32.

Boughton, B. (2013). Mass literacy campaigns : A pedagogy of hope?. Fine Print, 36(2), 3-40

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