Adult numeracy in Australia : A call for change
McNaught, K. (2013). Adult numeracy in Australia : A call for change. Professional Educator, 12 (3), 8-12.
The lack of detailed investigations into innumeracy in Australia represents a gap in the current policies of educators and governments. If the issue is to addressed a concerted effort must be made to develop accurate an relevant methods for describing the current problem. National agreed standards for numeracy need to be commonly understood. This paper calls for all sectors of Australian society to share responsibility and determine collectively exactly what the nation needs to do to improve numeracy levels.
adult basic education, numeracy, definitions, measurement techniques, educational policy