Jack Beetson on ABC Speaking Out

Our Executive Director Jack Beetson recently sat down to have a chat with Larissa Behrendt on ABC radio’s Speaking out. The two discussed Literacy for Life’s work lifting rates of Aboriginal literacy and progress towards closing the gap, as well as Jack’s early life and professional career. You can listen to the interview and find out more

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Innovative approach delivers record-breaking literacy result

A record-breaking 59 students completed Literacy for Life Foundation’s Aboriginal adult literacy campaign in 2017. The total is almost double the previous best, reflecting the terrific achievement of students, staff and community supporters across NSW over the past 12 months. Literacy for Life Foundation Chair, Donna Ah Chee, offered her congratulations to graduates attending ceremonies

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Help Train More Mary’s

Mary Waites is the coordinator of the Brewarrina literacy campaign. And now she’s the star of a major documentary on our work, In My Own Words. The film follows Mary’s journey helping a group of adult students learning to read and write for the first time. “It’s a whole new world out there and for

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To lift literacy levels among Indigenous children, their parents’ literacy skills must be improved first

Bob Boughton, University of New England and Jack Beetson, University of New England In this series, we’ll discuss whether progress is being made on Indigenous education, looking at various areas including policy, scholarships, school leadership, literacy and much more. There’s a large adult-sized hole in Australia’s approach to boosting literacy levels among Indigenous children and

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Measuring long term impact

In late 2016, work commenced on an Australian Research Council funded, multi-year longitudinal study of the impacts experienced by communities that have undertaken Literacy for Life Foundation’s Campaign. This study is being supported by the University of New South Wales, the University of New England, the Lowitja Institute and includes input from representatives of the

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