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ERIC Number: EJ860783
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-1045-1595
Numeracy Activities within VOX: The Norwegian Institute for Adult Learning
Kvalo, Svein
Adult Learning, v19 n3-4 p34-37 Sum-Fall 2008
In this article, the author introduces Vox, Norwegian Institute for Adult Learning, an agency of the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research that focuses mainly on improving basic skills in the adult population in the areas of literacy, numeracy and the use of Information Communication Technologies (ICT). Vox is responsible for curriculum development in Norwegian language learning and socio-cultural orientation for adult immigrants, and cooperation with the other agencies which provide initial training for this group. Vox administers governmental funding directed towards educational non-governmental organizations, open and distance learning institutions, and finances pedagogical development in this field. It also finances educational projects aimed at improving basic skills in the adult population, and is considered an authority on the recognition and validation of non formal and informal learning and on the statutory rights of adults to basic education. The author discusses the Norwegian national initiative for funding basic adult numeracy research and shares internet resources addressing the need for instructional materials at the lowest numeracy levels. The author also discusses Vox's present goals and future directions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A