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ALCR: Adult Literacy and Communication Research Group
The Literacy and Employment team,
The following Massey University staff are members of the Literacy and Employment Research Programme team:
Professor Frank Sligo
Dr Niki Murray
||Associate Professor Margie Comrie
Education: MA, DipJourn Cant., PhD
Dr Franco Vaccarino
|Dr Elspeth Tilley
Education: BA (Hons1) PhD(Qld)
Dr John Franklin
|Dr Su Olsson
Education: BA, BA(Hons), MA, PhD, DipTching, ATCL(Speech)
The L&Eteam acknowledges the invaluable contribution made to this research programme by the late Dr Su Olsson, who passed away in September 2005. Su was an inspirational Objective Leader, and we will miss her wise counsel, her collegial support, and her generosity of spirit.
The following Wanganui community organisations are members and subcontractors within the Literacy and Employment Research Programme:
The Wanganui District Library was the original instigator of the Literacy and Employment Research Programme and is the main community partner with the Massey University Department of Communication and Journalism.
Ms Sally Patrick
Library Manager / Project Partner
Mr Bob Dempsey
Literacy Aotearoa (Wanganui) is a foundations skills provider, specialising in delivering literacy services that meet the needs of our local community.
We work with individuals who have identified a need to develop their literacy skills, either on a one-to-one or group basis. We also work with community organisations, such as local marae, community houses and schools to meet the needs of their whanau and/or target groups.
Literacy programmes are designed to meet the assessed needs of each learner, and tuition is provided contextually to achieve negotiated learning goals.
Literacy Aotearoa (Wanganui) provides a unique contribution to the community, working with people who are not in a position to commit to more formal courses or programmes. This means that tuition can take place during the evening or day, on-site at our office or at another venue available and convenient to the learner and the tutor.
As a member of Literacy Aotearoa Inc. we work in accordance with the national mission statement and definition as follows:
Literacy Aotearoa is established to develop accessible, quality literacy services that ensure the peoples of Aotearoa are critically literate.
Literacy Aotearoa defines literacy as listening, speaking, reading, writing, numeracy and critical thinking, interwoven with the knowledge of social and cultural practices.
Critical literacy enhances people's ability to get their message across effectively, analyse and understand the implications of text and other forms of communication, and actively participate within their families, communities and workplaces.
Critical literacy enhances people's ability to contribute to and improve society, locally, nationally and internationally.
Literacy services are provided at no direct cost to the learners and are delivered in ways that value that culture, gender and age of the learner.
Ms Alison Bourn
Manager / Project Partner
Ms Gail Harrison
Ms Judith Timpany
Executive Director / Project Partner
Te Puna Matauranga O Whanganui - Whanganui Iwi Education Authority is a newly established organisation that has a responsibility to implement the education aspirations of Whanganui Iwi.
The organisation is governed by a Board that is represented of the 5 Tupuna rohe of Whanganui Iwi, that is; Ngati Rangi, Hinengakau, Tamaupoko, Tamahaki and Tupoho.
Te Puna Matauranga O Whanganui education aspirations are;
Improve access for tribal members to tribal knowledge and skills.
Facilitate education options for Maori people
Advance Maori educational achievement and retention rates.
Te Puna Matauranga O Whanganui education goals are;
Increase Maori involvement in education at all levels.
Increase the number and the proficiency of Maori language speakers.
Strengthen whanau and hapu leadership on and beyond the marae.
Improve the quality of delivery to Maori at all levels of education.
Offer tribal education opportunities at all levels.
Mr Aaron Te Aramakutu
Manager / Project Partner
Whanganui Iwi Education Authority
P.O Box 7241
Ph: (06) 3489110
Ms Aneta Rawiri
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Last updated on Tuesday 16 August 2016