The Western Australian Adult Literacy Council
The Western Australian Adult Literacy Council (WAALC) was established with the purpose of ensuring that all adult West Australians have the opportunity to develop the literacy and numeracy skills required to actively participate in our increasingly complex society.
We honour their cultures and languages and pay respect to the elders past, present and emerging.
Today, Jo is the president of the president of the Australian Council for Adult Literacy.
Some of her students start their classes without being able to write their weekly shopping list.
Others are motivated to learn so they can write family members a card on their own.
All have to confront their low self-confidence to succeed.
The numbers are staggering — an estimated 36 million adults lack the basic literacy, numeracy, and job skills necessary to find well-paying jobs and navigate public and social systems. What’s more, the number of education programs that serve these adults is woefully low. According to a report from Tyton Partners1, our federal- and state-funded programs have the capacity to serve only about four million of the 36 million.
Season 2 of this powerful and inspiring documentary premieres Wednesday 12 October at 7.30pm on SBS and SBS On Demand.
Our Digital Access approach improves families’ digital inclusion by ensuring all Learning for Life families have access to low cost internet and devices as well as tech support and the knowledge on how to make the most of the technology they have.
Tools for Tutors
Our toolkits are designed to work for informal and formal learning alike.
This part of the toolkit looks at how you can use the learner cards to deliver a formal learning course.
Note: This is an UK Website
Cyber and Digital Literacy Resources
Interesting article from UK Website –
Teaching literacy skills to adults
Keep up to date with adult literacy and numeracy in Australia
Here’s three great places to start are: