Doing the maths: the training needs of numeracy tutors, 2013 and beyond

This study was carried out by NALA and Tallaght Institute of Technology. It’s authors are Tina Byrne and Terry Maguire. It presents the findings of a survey of Numeracy tutors working with adult learners in Ireland.

·         It was carried out in 2012 and was based on a similar survey done in 2001.

·         The report presents information on the profile of the tutors, including age, gender and contractual status.

·         It examines the qualifications, teaching practices and how much professional development they undertake.

This publication is timely, in so far as Ireland is going through the most extensive reform of Further Education and training in the history of the state. From the debate which will emanate from this report, it is hoped that we will see action on the continuous professional development of Numeracy tutors resulting in improved outcomes for adult learners.

Author
The National Adult Literacy Agency and Institute of Technology Tallaght
Date of Publication
Wednesday, 12 June, 2013
Publication Category
NALA research