A Framework for Meeting the Professional Development Needs of Tutors of Adult Numeracy in the Irish Further Education and Training Sector

This NALA publication outlines a National Framework for meeting the professional developments needs of numeracy tutors working in the Further Education and Training sector in Ireland. Numeracy is acknowledged in the available research as a key skill that impacts on an individual’s life chances and is also critical in terms of labour market engagement and potential future earnings. Teaching adult numeracy is a complex, multidisciplinary process which requires that tutors develop the specialised knowledge, skills and competence to meet the needs of a diverse range of learners. In order to achieve this it is vital that any professional development framework incorporates the necessary core components to support the continuous professional development of numeracy tutors. It is in this context that the National Framework is presented, itsets out very clearly ten key components for training those who teach numeracy and mathematics to adults.
Author
NALA
Date of Publication
Friday, 2 October, 2015
Publication Category
NALA research