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ERIC Number: EJ1128243
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jul
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2254-7339
Assessing Adult Learner's Numeracy as Related to Gender and Performance in Arithmetic
Awofala, Adeneye O. A.; Anyikwa, Blessing E.
Journal of New Approaches in Educational Research, v3 n2 p83-92 Jul 2014
The study investigated adult learner numeracy as related to gender and performance in arithmetic among 32 Nigerian adult learners from one government accredited adult literacy centre in Lagos State using the quantitative research method within the blueprint of descriptive survey design. Data collected were analysed using the descriptive statistics of percentages, mean, and standard deviation and inferential statistics of factor analysis, independent samples t-test, and multiple regression analysis. Findings revealed that numeracy skill assessed by the numeracy self-assessment scale was a multi-dimensional construct (numeracy in everyday life, numeracy in workplace, and numeracy in mathematical tasks). Adult learners showed average numeracy strength as gender differences in perception of numeracy skills and performance in arithmetic among adult learners reached zero-tolerance level. Numeracy in workplace and numeracy in mathematical tasks made statistically significant contributions to the variance in adult learners' performance in arithmetic. Based on this base line study, it was thus, recommended that future studies in Nigeria should investigate adult learners' numeracy skills using more robust and psychometrically sound instruments such as the Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey (ALLS) and the International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS).
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Nigeria
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