Adult literacy and numeracy educator honoured
Gail Harrison, the Manager and Lead Educator, Whanganui Learning Centre, is the recipient of a Tertiary Teaching Excellence Award for Sustained Excellence in Tertiary Teaching - General category.
Gail has spent a significant part of her life enabling many people in the community with low or no educational qualifications to become learning facilitators and community leaders themselves. With literacy and numeracy education as her specialist field she has achieved outstanding results for often fragile students. Gail is a highly influential leader in Adult and Community Education and she applies a strength-based approach to her work providing a positive and non-judgemental regard for all students irrespective of background and ability. Her primary focus is to address inequality of education provision for indigenous peoples and low income groups. Read the full citation here.