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Personal numeracy standards of entrants to teacher education courses


Callingham, R and Hay, I, Personal numeracy standards of entrants to teacher education courses, Proceedings of the 2012 Australian Association for Research in Education Conference, 2-6 December 2012, University of Sydney, Australia, pp. 1-11. ISSN 1324-9320 (2012) [Refereed Conference Paper]


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There is continuing concern about prospective teachersí knowledge and understanding of mathematics in an increasingly technological world. The Australian Institute of Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) (2011) has recognised the importance of teachersí literacy and numeracy and has set a standard for pre-service teacher education courses against which universities are expected to provide evidence. As a result, universities are increasingly attempting to measure their pre-service teacher education studentsí achievement in literacy and numeracy. This paper reports on the outcomes of a numeracy test which all students undertook in their first semester of the course.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Mathematics and numeracy curriculum and pedagogy
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and curriculum
Objective Field:Assessment, development and evaluation of curriculum
UTAS Author:Callingham, R (Associate Professor Rosemary Callingham)
UTAS Author:Hay, I (Professor Ian Hay)
ID Code:82852
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2013-02-20
Last Modified:2014-12-24
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