About the Griffith Institute for Educational Research
The Griffith Institute for Educational Research builds new knowledge and practice inthe area of learning and social change through innovative research anddevelopment. The Institute leads research into major issues related to learning,focusing particularly on issues impacting on learning in a rapidly changing world andhow individuals and communities can be assisted to learn to engage effectively withsocial change.The Institute commissions a series of working papers each year around importantand topical issues related to learning and social change.
About the Authors
Dr Jean Searle is an Adjunct Member of the Griffith Institute for EducationalResearch, Griffith University and former Director of the Queensland Centre of theAdult Literacy and Numeracy Australian Research Consortium (ALNARC). Currentresearch projects include issues surrounding 'at risk' young people and learning, andthe initial assessment of adult offenders on remand and on entering correctionalcentres. Other research interests include adult and workplace literacy, the history ofadult literacy, social and e-literacies, flexible delivery and academic literacies.Ms Christine Schluter is the Education Contract Officer, Career EmploymentAustralia Inc. Christine has worked with disadvantaged clients for 15 years, ten ofwhich have been researching and implementing literacy programs in the vocationaland education training sector. She has been co-ordinating literacy programs inprison for the past five years and is the Queensland representative on the NationalResearch project to develop a literacy screening tool for Corrections acrossAustralia.Mr Ron Cox is Director of the Australasian Corrections Education Association(ACEA) and Manager, Adult Education and Vocational Education and Training(AEVET), Offender Programs and Services, Queensland Corrective Services. © Griffith Institute for Educational Research 2008