In the Community

The National Centre of Indigenous Excellence

MultiLit partners with National Centre of Indigenous Excellence In December 2011, MultiLit and the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence (NCIE) entered into a Pathway Partnership Agreement with the objective of achieving significant literacy outcomes for young Indigenous Australians. The aims of the partnership are to create a best-practice, innovative literacy program based on research-informed and…

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Theory and Research into Practice

Professor Kevin Wheldall – Theory and research into practice In my research career, spanning over 37 years now, I have had little time for so-called pure research. I have had my more esoteric moments (researching eye widening and eyebrow raising in response to surprise in nursery school children, for example!) but they have been rare.…

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Government Literacy Programs

Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage In July 2009, the report of the Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision was released in relation to Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage (OID). Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage 2009 is the fourth report in a series commissioned by heads of Australian governments in 2002 (COAG) to provide regular reporting against key indicators…

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MultiLit in Cape York

As part of Noel Pearson’s Welfare Reform Trial in Cape York, MultiLit provided a range of interventions and programs in association with Cape York Partnerships, funded by the Commonwealth Government over the years 2008-2010. The aim of the project was to ‘bridge the gap’ in Indigenous literacy levels so that Indigenous students are, on average,…

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The Exodus Foundation

In August 1994, the Reverend Bill Crews approached Professor Kevin Wheldall, Director of Macquarie University Special Education Centre (MUSEC), in the hope that “we could work together to give some kids a more hopeful start in life”. The education of students with severe learning difficulties had been a focus for research and program development at…

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