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ERIC Number: EJ943836
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0955-2308
Rising to the Numeracy Challenge
Coffey, Matthew
Adults Learning, v22 n10 p30-31 Jun 2011
Numeracy is central to success at work and to educational progress. As "Numeracy Counts," the report of the NIACE Committee of Inquiry on Adult Numeracy Learning, pointed out, being numerate and understanding when to use maths is a vital part of being able to function in the world, as an employee, employer or entrepreneur, or as a citizen or parent. If individuals struggle with numeracy it will have a big impact on their lives. Ofsted has published a report, "Tackling the challenge of low numeracy skills in young people and adults," which shows what can be done to help young people and adults overcome the barriers to numeracy. The report highlights the key features of good practice in numeracy teaching and identifies the most common weaknesses seen by inspectors in visits to colleges, prisons, community settings, and workplace training. The author explains that the best provision helps learners see the relevance of numeracy to their work or everyday lives.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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