Literate parents: The gift that keeps on giving - Dr Rose Amazan
In Australia, the Literacy for Life Foundation (LFLF) estimated between 40-70% of Aboriginal adults have low English language literacy. The social and economic costs (poverty, unemployment, poor health) to those with low literacy have been well documented. This workshop will explore current Aboriginal adult literacy and the influence on Aboriginal children’s academic outcomes.
We will investigate how improvements in the literacy levels of Aboriginal adults propagates through the familial and social networks of Aboriginal communities. Rose’s ongoing adult literacy campaign/research work with Aboriginal peoples in remote communities of NSW and SW Sydney will be used to contextualise the discussions. This workshop will make connections between Aboriginal oppression and marginalisation, and neoliberal capitalism - a system that puts profit before people. Come join the debate, ask questions, get involved, and learn how you can change the way marginalized students are perceived in the school system.
Presenter: Dr Rose Amazan
Date: 15 November 2019
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About the Presenter
Rose C. Amazan is a lecturer in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of New South Wales, Sydney. Rose's expertise resides in two strands of research: Social justice in education/pathways to educational equity and international education and development policy with emphasis on gender. Rose’s research, teaching and service activities are motivated by her commitment to community development and creating equitable and safe environments for marginalised and disadvantaged communities.