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ERIC Number: EJ986190
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
ISSN: ISSN-1363-6820
Raising Numeracy and Literacy to Improve Vocational Opportunities
Nicholas, Karen; Fletcher, Jo; Davis, Niki
Journal of Vocational Education and Training, v64 n4 p433-451 2012
In this paper, we examine interviews with 34 stakeholders including tutors, administrators and adult education policy analysts who were working in the area of adult numeracy and/or literacy education. This provided opportunities for our research team to build up a clearer picture of the current status, plans, benefits and barriers related to improving adult numeracy and literacy with a particular emphasis on new technologies such as e-learning. The interviews provide a wide-ranging perspective of the factors which can help increase the viability of programmes for improving numeracy and literacy skills within adult learning environments. This includes a particular emphasis on new delivery methods, such as e-learning, mixed media and distance delivery to maximise student engagement and opportunities. Computer-related strategies provide new opportunities to meet learners' individual needs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand