Leading Improvements in Student Numeracy

Edited by: Michael Gaffney, Rhonda Faragher

What does it take to achieve lasting improvement in student numeracy? According to the contributors in this volume, high quality teaching - combined with educational leadership at a school's and system's level - can attain just that. Founded upon evidence and research from the Leading Aligned Numeracy Development/LAND project (an Australian government initiative), this groundbreaking book provides a practical framework, as well as guidelines and tools, to develop teacher competence and to enhance leadership systems that support and consolidate student numeracy skills. Divided into sections that build on step-by-step principles and knowledge, the book is designed to address the 'numeracy challenge' from the perspectives of student achievement, teacher quality, school leadership, and system policy. Real-world insights, quotes, and examples are drawn from a range of schools and central offices in remote, rural, and metropolitan regions. A supporting website provides documentation that will assist school/departmental staff in implementing change and facilitating improvements in student numeracy that are measurable, achievable, and sustained. Packed with insights, actions, and expertise from educators who have participated in the project to achieve sustained school and system-wide numeracy improvement, the book provides a framework, the guidelines, and the tools for building alignment across school systems, taking a top-down, bottom-up approach. [Subject: Education, Mathematics]

240 pages

Publication Date: 5/1/2014
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781742860459