Last updated 10 September 2015 by NZTecAdmin
2015 Adult Literacy and Numeracy Leadership Awardee - Alison Sutton
Professor Diana Coben, Director, National Centre of Literacy and Numeracy for Adults congratulates Alison Sutton recipient of the 2015 Adult Literacy and Numeracy Leadership Award announced on 8 September 2015 International Literacy Day.
Alison has been a researcher, evaluator and project developer in adult literacy for 27 years.
Alison is the Manager, Literacy for COMET Auckland Te Hononga Akoranga, a community education trust linked to Auckland Council. COMET Auckland is working for systems change to make the education system more effective and equitable across our largest city.
Alison leads COMET's work on family learning and literacy and supports collaboration around digital inclusion and financial literacy across the city. Alison also provides data and analysis to underpin education collaborations in communities with high education need.
In 2015, Alison was awarded a Winston Churchill Memorial Fellowship which has taken her to England and the USA to look at city-wide literacy action. Talking Matters, an Auckland collaboration to grow great speakers, listeners and early readers has been formed since her Fellowship, with the aim of growing family and community support to get more children reading successfully before they leave primary school.
In 2014 she took part of the Foundation Learning and Bridging Review working parties.
View Alison’s recent presentation at the National Centre of Literacy and Numeracy for Adults 2015 Symposium here:
Click here to download a copy of Alison's recent presentation at the 2015 Symposium