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The following resources and links are provided to help CLE and community development workers.
If you would like to suggest new resources, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and include the words 'CLECD Resources' in the subject line.
Aboriginal English (Pen Ed 93, Primary English Teaching Assoc. journal, Diana Eades)
A helpful insight into Aboriginal English, including thoughts in relation to education in the classroom and implications for education.
Aboriginal learning styles and adult education: is a synthesis possible? (Australian Journal of Adult and Community Education, Vol 33 , No 3, Nov 1993, Jill Byrnes)
Covers Aboriginal perspectives on learning styles and implications for Aboriginal adult education program design.
A study into best practice in community legal education (Joh Kirby, Victoria Law Foundation)
An interesting report that addresses knowing your audience, publication development and editing, design, publishing formats, the use of technologies, accessible information and alternative formats, and distribution.
Better Information Handbook (Victoria Law Foundation)
A guide to all aspects of developing a successful community publication.
Citizenship and legal rights education: engaging youth Libby Tudball (Monash Faculty of Education)
A Powerpoint presentation delivered at the Victorian CLEWS meeting 2 Nov.2011.
CLEAR (Community Legal Education & Reform database) (NACLC)
An online database that showcases CLE and law reform projects undertaken by Australian CLCs.
CLE Made Easy (Vic. CLEWS)
17 fact sheet for Australian CLE workers covering Needs Assessments to using New Technologies.
Community Development Principles (Jim Ife and Frank Tesoriero)
A handy checklist taken from ‘Community Development: community-based alternatives in an age of globalisation’.
Culture and learning (Chapter 6, Part 1, Stephen Harris)
Helpful information for people planning education for Yolngu people.
Academic paper examines how culturally dominant forces restrict the ability of disadantaged groups to determine their own development.
Report into role of CLE, how it can help, obstacles to effectice CLE and strategies. Useful reference when framing CLE funding submissions.
The Powerpoint notes from Amy's excellent presentation at the National CLEWS Network meeting in Hobart Oct. 2011.
Guidelines for the management of community legal education (Nat. CLEWS Network)
Definitions, visions, goals, framework and objectives for Australian CLE workers.
Have your manners (Stephen Harris)
Information on communication with Yolngu
Helpful hints for cross-cultural communication in the Top End (Australian Society for Indigenous Languages, North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency)
A helpful quick reference guide that with practical, legal conversation examples.
Indigenous interpreting issues for courts (Australian Institute of Judicial Administration, Dr Michael Cooke, 2002)
Although aimed at lawyers, this paper is relevant for CLE workers interested in pidgin, creole, Aboriginal English etc.
Knowledge, Capability and the experience of rights problems (Balmer et al, Legal Services Research Centre [UK])
Research paper on role and value of public legal education (UK term for CLE). Useful reference when framing CLE funding submissions.
Plain Language Law Newsletter (Law & Justice Foundation NSW)
This bi-monthly newsletter has updates on community legal education materials. Although most updates are NSW focused, some are relevant to other state jurisdictions. Free to subscribe.
Prevention is better than cure: can education prevent refugees’ legal problems? (Katie Fraser, VLF Fellow 2009/10)
This report examines issues around delivery of CLE to refugees and newly arrived migrants.
Public Legal Education: improving lives, empowering communities (Plenet 2009 [UK])
Overview and commons questions about Public Legal Education (CLE)
Publishing Toolkit (Law & Justice Foundation NSW)
Best practice factsheets on planning, production and dissemination of plain language legal resources.
Strong foundations for community based legal education in remote communities. What are the essentials? A Participatory Action Research perspective. (Ben Grimes & Will Crawford)
A Powerpoint presented to the the December 2011 Northern Territory CLE Conference
Academic paper with information on definiations of actions research.
Tip sheet for CLE Facilitators (Amy Johnstone)
A simple and effective tool to help CLE workers prepare for upcoming CLE sessions.
You gotta know how to talk, information seeking in South-East Queensland Aboriginal Society (Cross Cultural Encounters, Communication and Mis-Communication, Diane Eades, 1985)
An academic paper looking at Australian linguistics, helpful for educators working with Indigenous people in South-East Queensland.
Social Media Resources
10 tactics for turning information into action
A great website on info-activism with inspiring case studies
11 Qualities of an Effective Social Media Manager
A great blog post from Non-profit tech 2.0 (see below) for nonprofits trying to get their head around who to hire to handle their online communications.
20 Social Media Resources for Nonprofits
A helpful blog post with links to all sorts of social media articles and resources.
Australian blog focused on union communications with plenty of info on social media.
A blog that includes a guide to Australian legal links, including who’s who on Twitter (including most CLCs using Twitter).
A blog with information for non-profits using social media for social change.
“Communications for good; not evil” Australian media firm specialising in nonprofits. They produce a great e-newsletter and post regular tips on using Facebook etc.
A knowledgebase on all things techie, including a Social Media “Community of Practice” that's free to join and which links you in with others in the Australian nonprofit sector who are working in social media.
Kivi's Non-Profit Communications Blog
A blog with marketing and communications tips for non-profits.
A massive US site with regular news and articles. Not geared to nonprofits but still helpful. They also produce a handy mobile app with news, tips etc.
Measuring Social Media
A quick reference guide from the same people who produced the excellent Non-Profit Social Media Decision Guide (see below). Helpful tool for people wanting to know how to determine if their social media efforts are producing real world results.
Non-profit tech 2.0: a social media guide for non-profits
A blog to social media for non-profits with information, tips and links
Social Media for Nonprofit Beginners
The name says it all. A helpful wiki with discussions on topics ranging from "Video production resources for nonprofits" to "Instructional design".
Social media policy Social media governance
A helpful site for those seeking guidance or social media policy templates.
Social Media Today
Another site worth searching through for tips etc for nonprofits.
Not the easiest site on the eye, but enter "nonprofit" in the search field for plenty of articles and news.
The Dragonfly Effect
A site for those looking to use social media for social change, with great case studies.
The Nonprofit Social Media Decision Guide
A helpful starting point to defining goals and creating a social media strategy
Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO) (Canada)
CLEO is a CLC that specialises in public legal education. Their website has links to Canadian CLE materials, research and reports,
Law for Life: the Foundation for Public Legal Education (UK)
Comprehensive site with research and theory, tools, fun 60-second interviews and an e-newsletter that is well worth subscribing to.