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The components of numeracy

Series or Serial: NCSALL Occasional Paper

Publisher: National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy

Published At: Cambridge, MA

Date Published: Dec 2006

Distributor: National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy (NCSALL) / World Education

Source Address: 44 Farnsworth Street

Source City/State/Zip: Boston MA 02210-1211

Phone: 617-482-9485, ext. 535

Material Type: Research/Technical Report

Intended Audience: Mentor/Teacher/Trainer

Physical Media: Print

Physical Description: 79 p.

Subjects: Numeracy; Adult Basic Education; Adult Educators; Adult Learning; Instructional Design; Educational Policy; Assessment; Educational Research

Abstract:
The 'complex nature of numeracy as it exists today' is the focus of this NCSALL Occasional Paper. Though there are, according to the authors, 'large-scale assessments, standards documents, and position papers, there has not been a field- and research-based synthesis of the components' of adult numeracy. In this document, the authors attempt to 'identify and clarify the nature of these components', in an effort to 'guide instruction, contribute to the design of assessments, frame research, and inform policy.' References and appendices are also included.

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