Adult numeracy - is there a problem?
I am in the process of updating my literature review and am finding all sorts of interesting things. The statements below are taken from Professor Diana Coben's presentation found here:
Use value and exchange value are both necessary.
50% of employers are dissatisfied with the basic numeracy of UK school leavers.
Many firms see a grade C or above in maths and English at GCSE as a benchmark of employability. But this year barely half (55.2%) hit that standard in maths (CBI, 2007)
I'd love to see some New Zealand research. I wonder what we would find?
CBI (2007) CBI applauds GCSE students but gaps in basic skills remain nightmare for firms. Press Release, 23 August, 2007. http://www.cbi.org.uk/ndbs/press.nsf/0363c1f07c6ca12a8025671c00381cc7/ bc6e9d1d3b30a71f80257340003830ad?OpenDocument
is that a rhetorical question...?ReplyDelete
Here's a question for your literature review: Is there any evidence that skills are transferable? I.e from the classroom to the real world, and from one domain to another even within a classroom environment...ReplyDelete
Well, I think we could both have a good guess as to the answer. As to question two. I'll be in a better position to answer at a later time - but plenty of research to show 'street' maths and 'classroom' maths are very different and possibly have less crossover than many presume.ReplyDelete
Here's another one for your literature review then: Has anyone looked at the effects of perceptual learning (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perceptual_learning) on literacy or numeracy skills development?ReplyDelete
I don't think so. Not adult literacy and numeracy anyway.ReplyDelete