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Collaborative approaches to Literacy and Numeracy training in support in Indigenous participants in a pre-vocational education programme

Sushames, Lorraine and Huttlestone, Stella (2004). Collaborative approaches to Literacy and Numeracy training in support in Indigenous participants in a pre-vocational education programme. In: Kalantzis, Mary and Cope, Bill Ninth International Literacy and Education Research Network Conference on Learning, Beijing, China, 16-20 July 2002.

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Author Sushames, Lorraine
Huttlestone, Stella
Title Collaborative approaches to Literacy and Numeracy training in support in Indigenous participants in a pre-vocational education programme
Conference Name Ninth International Literacy and Education Research Network Conference on Learning
Conference Location Beijing, China
Conference Dates 16-20 July 2002
Conference Publication Title International Journal of Learning
Editor Kalantzis, Mary
Cope, Bill
Place of Publication United States of America
Publisher Common Ground Publishing
Publication Year 2004
Volume Number 9
ISSN 1447-9494   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
HERDC Category E1 - Conference Publication (DEST)
Abstract This paper describes Literacy and Numeracy training in support of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth undertaking a pre-vocational programme for employment in the Automotive industry. It will discuss a trial linking two Federally funded programmes, the Structured Training Employment Programme (STEP) and the Language, Literacy and Numeracy Programme (LLNP) to support the career aspirations of participants. It will provide an overview of the project as it developed through its' phases, which then provided a focus for reflection and further fine-tuning of content. The report will also document the outcomes of the initial series of assessments undertaken in the trial of a "culture friendly" pre-training assessment kit developed specifically for this Indigenous audience, and which was based on the National Reporting System (NRS) indicators of competence. The objective of initial and mid-point assessments of Literacy and Numeracy competencies was to allow the implementation of a highly integrated and contextualised teaching programme, to address the specific and individual needs of participants, to equip them with transferable skills for the pre-employment Certificate I in Automotive Training, on-the-job work experience components and future workplaces.
 
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