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Alls Survey Update : Initial Messages Regarding Numeracy, Dave Tout Jun 2007

Alls Survey Update : Initial Messages Regarding Numeracy, Dave Tout

David (Dave) Tout

In the initial analysis and results coming out from the first wave of the 2003 Adult Literacy and Lifeskills Survey (ALLS) countries, the data seem to be indicating that numeracy plays a more important role in economic returns for individuals than do prose or document literacy, and seem to confirm that men outperform women in the area of numeracy and mathematics. Some of the outcomes stemming from the results that will be of interest when the Australian results are released late in 2007 include: the overlap between respondents' abilities in literacy and numeracy was lower than expected; early school leavers ...


Carving A Niche: Graphic Novels In The English Language Arts Classroom, James Carter Dec 2006

Carving A Niche: Graphic Novels In The English Language Arts Classroom, James Carter

James B Carter

An introduction to the roles that graphic novels can play in the secondary English Language Arts classroom.


Assessment In Australia : A Balancing Act, J Hagston, Dave Tout Dec 2006

Assessment In Australia : A Balancing Act, J Hagston, Dave Tout

David (Dave) Tout

Changing concepts of literacy and numeracy, in addition to increased government interest and investment in literacy and numeracy skill development, pose a number of challenges for all stakeholders in relation to implementing and using assessment and reporting systems. Australia is used as a case study to illustrate how one country has approached curriculum standards and assessment schemes. Based on a description and analysis of the Australian situation and approach, this chapter then considers how adult literacy and numeracy curriculum standards, frameworks, assessment, and reporting systems can balance the competing demands and differing needs and interests of government, providers, practitioners, and ...


Teaching Students With Autism To Read Pictures, David Cihak Dec 2006

Teaching Students With Autism To Read Pictures, David Cihak

David F Cihak

This study examined the use of teaching three students with autism how to comprehend pictures. Students were elementary-aged, did not speak, and needed communication training. Students were provided systematic visual literacy instruction. Visual literacy instruction consisted of comprehending familiar people, objects, actions, and sequences through motor demonstration. Students successfully acquired how to read pictures and generalize its understanding. Visual literacy skills were maintained at a 100% level for up to nine weeks.


Boys' Education Lighthouse Schools : Stage Two Final Report 2006, Peter Cuttance, Wes Imms, Sally Godhino, Elizabeth Hartnell-Young, Jean Thompson, Keryn Mcguinness, Gregory Neal Dec 2006

Boys' Education Lighthouse Schools : Stage Two Final Report 2006, Peter Cuttance, Wes Imms, Sally Godhino, Elizabeth Hartnell-Young, Jean Thompson, Keryn Mcguinness, Gregory Neal

Dr Elizabeth Hartnell-Young

In 2004, schools involved in BELS Stage Two focused on trialling effective approaches to addressing boys' education, and establishing appropriate evaluation tools and methodologies to monitor the impact of these interventions. In 2005, BELS clusters implemented interventions across their clusters and measured their impact on their target group of boys. The Final Report provides a detailed analysis and discussion of the key findings and experiences of the 350 project schools in stage two of the Boys' Education Lighthouse Schools Programme. The BELS program followed almost a decade of public enquiries into issues associated with boys' learning in Australian schools


Working Out What Works, Kerry-Anne Hoad, John Munro, Catherine Pearn, Nola Purdie, Louise Ellis, Ken Rowe Dec 2006

Working Out What Works, Kerry-Anne Hoad, John Munro, Catherine Pearn, Nola Purdie, Louise Ellis, Ken Rowe

Catherine Pearn

The WOWW professional development program provides resources and training to support teachers to develop expertise in designing and implementing literacy and numeracy intervention strategies for students with or without learning difficulties. [Title page]


Beyond Bedtime Stories : A Parent's Guide To Promoting Reading, Writing, And Other Literacy Skills From Birth To 5, Annie Moses, V. Bennett-Armistead, Nell Duke Dec 2006

Beyond Bedtime Stories : A Parent's Guide To Promoting Reading, Writing, And Other Literacy Skills From Birth To 5, Annie Moses, V. Bennett-Armistead, Nell Duke

Annie M. Moses

No abstract provided.


Pisa In Brief From Australia's Perspective : Highlights From The Full Australian Report : Exploring Scientific Literacy : How Australia Measures Up : The Pisa 2006 Assessment Of Students' Scientific, Reading And Mathematical Literacy Skills., Sue Thomson, Lisa De Bortoli Dec 2006

Pisa In Brief From Australia's Perspective : Highlights From The Full Australian Report : Exploring Scientific Literacy : How Australia Measures Up : The Pisa 2006 Assessment Of Students' Scientific, Reading And Mathematical Literacy Skills., Sue Thomson, Lisa De Bortoli

Lisa De Bortoli

No abstract provided.