Adult Literacy / Education in Aotearoa New Zealand
ACE Aotearoa : Adult and Community Education Adult Learners’ Week – He Tangata Mātauranga
ALL – Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey – 2006 survey results (latest addition July 2010)
Education Counts Publications (Min of Ed) Click on ‘Assessment’ to view ALLS or ‘Tertiary’ for a range of other documents
English Language Partners (ELPNZ) (formerly ESOL Home Tutors)
Excel Easy – Microsoft Excel is an important skill in many projects and jobs. Our website attracts more than 2 million visitors each month
Financial Literacy – NZ Retirement Commission
Literacy, aotearoaLiteracy, aotearoa
Literacy and Numeracy for Adults – Te Arapiki Ako Adult Literacy and Numeracy Assessment Tool view… The Learning Progressions view…
MAI Review Online Academic Journal – Māori and Indigenous Review
Manu Ao – a national inter-university Māori academy for academic and professional enhancement. 60 minute video seminars from prominent academics can be accessed here. NOTE: Cannot be viewed in Firefox, try viewing using Internet Explorer.
New Zealand Literacy Portal – Policy, Assessment, Research, Professional Development etc.
Workbase: Supporting Workforce Literacy Various research papers view…
http://akoaotearoa.ac.nz – Our vision is the best possible educational outcomes for all learners. Our work towards this vision focuses on building strong and collaborative relationships with tertiary organisations, practitioners and learners to enhance the effectiveness of tertiary teaching and learning practices.
Community Organisations – Aotearoa New Zealand
ACEnet – is an on-line community created to support one another to be more effective ACE practitioners and better meet the learning needs in our communities.
Citizens’ Advice Bureaux
Collaborative Voices – Informing the sector “on air” about topical issues.
CommunityCentral – An on-line space for people in community and voluntary, public health and other organisations to work together.
ComVoices – A network of leading national community and voluntary organisations promoting the contribution of the sector in NZ.
E Ai Ki Te Ture – Keeping it Legal – Gives organisations, groups, trusts and societies simple, accurate information about their legal obligations.
EcoMatters, a charitable trust based in Auckland, New Zealand, delivers a diverse range of sustainability initiatives.
Workplace Wellbeing – Supporting the develo. Workers’ Educational Associations (WEA)
IT’S Accessible – IT’S Accessible voluntarily motivate and Equip the Severely Disabled while Accessing and Building Communities on the World Wide Web.
New Zealand Federation of Voluntary Welfare Organisations (NZFVWO)
Volunteering New Zealand
http://www.musicianswithoutborders.org – Musicians without Borders (MwB), established in 1999, is a global network organization using the power of music for healing and reconciliation in areas torn by war and conflict. Musicians without Borders develops projects in response to local needs and in cooperation with local musicians and civil society organizations. Successful projects are used to develop models, methodologies and trainings suitable for use in other regions.
http://www.talkingtrouble.info – The ‘Talking Trouble’ NZ Project is a collaboration between three speech-language therapists (SLTs) passionate about improving New Zealand’s response to the communication difficulties experienced by many youth involved with the legal system. The ‘Talking Trouble’ NZ Project has been established to raise awareness of these issues, investigate the extent of the problem in New Zealand and develop interventions appropriate to Aotearoa.
Free Reading Organizations
http://www.bookcouncil.org.nz – BRINGING BOOKS AND PEOPLE TOGETHER We work to inspire the lifelong engagement of New Zealanders in reading, writing and ideas, and to promote and nurture New Zealand writers and writing. Tipene, Tim (1972- ), Nga Puhi, is a children’s writer and founder of Warrior Kids, a community organisation working with at-risk children. ‘To heal may mean to cry a river,’ says Tipene. ‘Only a warrior could do that.’ www.warriorkids.org
Project Gutenberg – Project Gutenberg offers over 42,000 free eBooks: choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them on-line. We carry high quality eBooks: All our eBooks were previously published by bona fide publishers. We digitized and diligently proofread them with the help of thousands of volunteers. No fee or registration is required, but if you find Project Gutenberg useful, we kindly ask you to donate a small amount so we can buy and digitize more books. Other ways to help include digitizing more books, recording audio books, or reporting errors. Over 100,000 free ebooks are available through our Partners, Affiliates and Resources.
www.TellMeAGoodStory.org – Connecting with Full Intention Do you live and share your life with full intention? Do you know the difference between “Attention” and “Intention?“ At Tell Me A Good Story, we teach people how to connect and communicate more effectively and in more productive and satisfying ways. Underlying this purpose is a desire to help people live life with full intention.
Government (Education) – New Zealand
Commission for Financial Literacy and Retirement Income:
Financial Literacy – Building Financial Capability
Sorted – Your independent money guide
Department of Labour :
Skills Highway – Workplace Training in literacy, numeracy and communication.
Fletcher graduation ceremony – with Waitakere Adult Literacy inc.
Fletcher Construction employees – Case studies
The Workplace Literacy Fund Review view…
Upskilling through Foundation Skills report view…
Synthesis of Reports since 2003 view…
Literacy and Numeracy for Adults – Te Arapiki Ako The Learning Progressions view…
Adult Literacy and Numeracy Assessment Tool view…
Ministry of Education
Tertiary Education Strategy 2010-2015 view…
Second Tertiary Education Strategy 2007-2012 view…
New Zealand Skills Strategy Action Plan 2008 (pdf 574kb) view…
Education Counts (Min of Ed) – Research publications:statistical data, quantitative information and research about the education sector.
Māori Adult Education view…
Tertiary Education view…
Ministry of Health
Korero Marama: Health Literacy and Māori. Results from the 2006 Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey – 2010 view…
Ministry of Social Development
Rise Publication – quarterly view…
BCITO – Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation view…
ESITO – Electricity Supply Industry Training Organisation view…
ITF – Industry Training Federation view…
MITO – Motor Industry Training Organisation view…
TEC Workplace Fund view…
Upskilling Office view…
New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA)
Skills Highway – Workplace Training in literacy, numeracy and communication. (See Department of Labour above)
Te Puni Kokiri – The Ministry of Māori Development
Te Taurawhiri i te Reo Māori (Māori Language Commission) – See History of Te Reo Māori
Tertiary Education Commission
Literacy & Numeracy for Adults – Te Arapiki Ako website
Dictionaries – Māori/English – English/Māori (NZ):
Dictionary of the Māori Language (NZ) (1957 edition), by Herbert William Williams. Māori-English only
English-Māori dictionary by H.M Ngata (NZ) on-line version. Just type in a word for the English or Māori translation.
Te Aka (NZ) An on-line dictionary Māori-English English-Māori Other links to Māori resources / information: Brief History of the Māori Language (nzhistory.net.nz)
100 Māori Words Every New Zealander Should Know (nzhistory.net.nz)
About Moko (Te Papa)
Wharenui Parts (TKI)
Literacy Websites in NZ:
CECIL blocks – designed for children but could be useful with Starting Points learners.
Health Literacy in New Zealand (NZ)
Literacy and Numeracy for Adults – Te Arapiki Ako (NZ) Many resources for educators and learners, including:
Learning Progressions -View Professional Development Resource Booklets including ‘Teaching Adults to…: Read with Understanding Make Sense of Numbers to Solve Problems Write to Communicate Measure and Interpret Shape and Space Reason Statistically Adult Literacy and Numeracy Assessment Tool view…
Literacy Online – (NZ) Te Kete Ipurangi, Ministry of Education
Te Ara – The Encyclopedia of New Zealand (NZ)
Te Kete Ipurangi (NZ) This is a Ministry of Education site to assist teachers with lesson planning, containing several useful Māori language resources.
Literacy Websites (International):
About.com (USA) Articles about adult education
ABC-Life Literacy Canada (Canada). Check out the ‘Myths’.
Adult Learners’ Week Australia (Australia)
AUSSE – Australasian Survey of Student Engagement Research: briefings and reports
Australian Council for Adult Literacy (Australia)
BBC – Skillswise (UK)
Book Depository (UK) Purchase books at discount prices, free delivery worldwide.
GCF- Learn Free (Goodwill Community Foundation) (USA) Activities for adult liteacy learners.
Healthy Roads Media (USA) Health Literacy – 100+ topics presented using multimedia
Learning and Skills Improvement Service (UK)
Literacy BC (Canada)
Literacy Connections (USA)
National Literacy Trust (UK)
North West Territories Literacy Council (Canada)
PEI (Prince Edward Island) Literacy Alliance (Canada)
Saskatchewan Literacy Network (Canada)
www.storycardtheater.com – Storycard Theater by Leaf Moon Arts Now you can tell stories, not just read them. Storycard Theater® books are printed in Japanese kamishibai format — sturdy cards with colorful art on the front for the audience and dramatic text on the back for you. With kamishibai (literally “paper theater”) you can read to a group of children while showing them the pictures. No longer do you have to twist your neck to read a picture book! And with the freedom to look your audience in the eye, you communicate more naturally.Reading becomes storytelling. It’s easy and fun.
Study Guides and Strategies (USA) Ready to use interactive and print resources
Tell Me A Good Story (USA) A non-profit that teaches people that we learn, remember and connect better when we share stories face-to-face.
www.ibby.org – The International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) is a non-profit organization which represents an international network of people from all over the world who are committed to bringing books and children together.
Numeracy Websites in NZ:
Numeracy Websites (International):
BBC – Skillswise (UK)
Math in Daily Life (USA)
Math League (USA)
Maths Concurrent Assistance (Australia)
Nrich (UK) ‘Specialists in Rich Mathematics’
Vocational Numeracy Online (Australia)
New Zealand Road Code Resources:
New Zealand Road Code (NZ) Read the whole official Road Code on-line for cars, heavy traffic, motorcycles and bicycles.
NZ Road Code Learner Licence Theory Test Questions (NZ) Here you can see most of the questions you could be asked.
NZ Road Code Learner Licence Theory Practice Tests (NZ) Buy on-line practice tests.
NZ Learner Licence Theory Practice Tests (NZ) Free to use, gives instant feedback, but some trick questions.
AA (Automobile Association) (NZ) Free on-line quiz
Examples of New and Reformatted questions (NZ) For the Learner Licence Theory Test
Last updated 9-01-2015