Improving Numeracy Instruction in the LBS Program - Phase II
Authors: Lisa Hagedorn
This report describes phase two of the project "Improving Numeracy Instruction in the LBS [Literacy and Basic Skills] Program". In phase one of the project, practitioners were surveyed and it was found that numeracy learning materials were much in demand and could be very powerful in the process of developing the LBS Program's capacity to deliver adult numeracy training. Practitioners need prepared materials, and they also need support in developing new ones. The process of developing new learning materials could involve practitioners in expanding their repertoires of numeracy teaching strategies and their own numeracy competence – two things they said they wanted to work on. In response to these needs, a model called Collaborative Materials Development was designed and it was tested it in phase two of the project, now complete. This report describes the work and their findings.