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dc.contributor.authorLin, Sophiaen
dc.contributor.authorWilliamson, Francesen
dc.contributor.authorBeetson, Jacken
dc.contributor.authorBartlett, Benen
dc.contributor.authorBoughton, Boben
dc.contributor.authorTaylor, Richarden
dc.date.accessioned2020-03-25T21:44:11Z-
dc.date.available2020-03-25T21:44:11Z-
dc.identifier.citationAustralian Educational Researcher, p. 1-14en
dc.identifier.issn0311-6999en
dc.identifier.issn2210-5328en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/28227-
dc.description.abstractWhile the English literacy outcomes of Aboriginal children are constantly measured and debated, attention falls away once they leave school, leading to limited data on English literacy rates among Australia’s Aboriginal adults. This paper reports on an investigation into the prevalence of low literacy in adults in eight Aboriginal communities in NSW, Australia, drawing on both self-report data from household surveys and objective professional assessments using the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF). The research was conducted in partnership with a national Aboriginal organisation as part of a longitudinal study of the impact of improved adult literacy on the social determinants of health and social wellbeing. Of the participants who were measured to have low or very low English-language literacy level using ACSF, 51% had completed Year 10 or higher. This casts serious doubt on the value of school completion data which is used, for example, in Close the Gap reporting, as an accurate predictor of adult literacy rates. Results further show that while self-reported low literacy was prevalent in the population studied, there was also a significant overestimation, with adults who have completed years 10–11 nearly 30 times more likely to overestimate compared to people who only complete primary school. Given the well-known associations between adult literacy and a range of other outcomes including income, employment and health, national adult literacy surveys such as the Program for International Assessment of Adult Competencies should aim to produce more comprehensive national, regional and local data on Aboriginal adult English literacy.en
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dc.publisherSpringer Netherlandsen
dc.relation.ispartofAustralian Educational Researcheren
dc.titleQuantifying low English literacy in Australian Aboriginal communities: a correlational studyen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s13384-020-00388-7en
local.contributor.firstnameSophiaen
local.contributor.firstnameFrancesen
local.contributor.firstnameJacken
local.contributor.firstnameBenen
local.contributor.firstnameBoben
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local.subject.for2008130101 Continuing and Community Educationen
local.subject.for2008160501 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Policyen
local.subject.for2008130301 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Educationen
local.subject.seo2008930501 Education and Training Systems Policies and Developmenten
local.subject.seo2008939901 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Educationen
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local.profile.schoolSchool of Lawen
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local.profile.emailrboughto@une.edu.auen
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local.record.institutionUniversity of New Englanden
local.publisher.placeThe Netherlandsen
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local.format.endpage14en
local.peerreviewedYesen
local.title.subtitlea correlational studyen
local.contributor.lastnameLinen
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local.date.onlineversion2020-03-24-
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local.title.maintitleQuantifying low English literacy in Australian Aboriginal communitiesen
local.output.categorydescriptionC1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journalen
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local.search.authorLin, Sophiaen
local.search.authorWilliamson, Francesen
local.search.authorBeetson, Jacken
local.search.authorBartlett, Benen
local.search.authorBoughton, Boben
local.search.authorTaylor, Richarden
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