The case for measuring adults' numeracy practices

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Author: Coben, Diana; Alkema, Anne


In this article, we make the case for the development of a numeracy practices measure in the light of a review of relevant research and extant measures. We argue that a numeracy practices measure would acknowledge and validate adult learners' practice gains and inform teaching geared to their circumstances, needs and interests.

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Subjects: Numeracy; Skills and knowledge; Assessment; Outcomes

Keywords: Measurement; Educational practice; Evaluation criteria; Relevance of education and training

Geographic subjects: New Zealand; Oceania

Published: Syracuse, New York: Coalition on Adult Basic Education and Rutgers University, 2017

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Journal volume: 6

Journal number: 1

Journal date: Spring 2017

Pages: pp. 20-32

ISSN: 2169-0480

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 130.533

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