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ERIC Number: ED469566
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 100
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-85990-128-X
Adult Numeracy Core Curriculum.
Steeds, Andrew, Ed.
Designed primarily for adult literacy teachers and tutors, this curriculum describes the content of what should be taught in numeracy programs in order to meet the individual needs of adults through the selection and teaching of skills appropriate to those adults' needs. An introduction describes national standards and qualifications, learners, and how to use the curriculum, and provides a key to the curriculum reference system. It is followed by a summary page showing progression between capabilities at each level and pages that use the curriculum reference system to provide a detailed account of the progression between curriculum elements. The curriculum consists of these three units: number; measures, shape, and space; and handling data. The curriculum is organized across double pages as follows: national standard for adult numeracy; curriculum elements that are made up of the descriptors for each standard and additional skills and knowledge necessary for the achievement of the standard; example of a relevant literacy task attached to each curriculum element; sample activities; guidance on techniques and approaches for teacher use; and curriculum referencing that breaks the core curriculum down into its component parts (curriculum section, curriculum sub-section, level, and curriculum element). A glossary is appended. (YLB)
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Basic Skills Agency, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)