NSW ALNC 2014 Conference ‘What’s in a name? From ABE to Foundation Skills – and beyond?’

12 December, Aerial Function Centre, UTS

NACAL logoAs adult education providers in NSW prepare for the implementation of the new Smart and Skilled policy environment, and further experience the impact of the National Foundation Skills Strategy for Adults, many adult literacy and numeracy practitioners are increasingly asking: what about our ‘second chance’ learners we have had in our classrooms for many years; where will they go; will their needs be met? What has happened to Adult Basic Education?

Pam Osmond is known to many adult literacy and numeracy practitioners in Australia as a highly experienced and respected adult literacy teacher and mentor, author of many resources including Literacy Face to Face, and teacher educator at UTS and TAFE NSW. .

Liz Atkins is an adult education teacher educator and researcher from Federation University. Liz recently arrived from the UK where she had completed a study on young learners’ perceptions of VET programs (in the UK).

Julie Choi is an ESOL and adult teacher education academic at UTS who recently completed her doctorate in the area of multilingual studies.

They will be calling for expressions of interest for workshops presentation, and providing information about registration fees, and procedures very shortly. More information is available here.

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