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NTLT 2012 - Pecha Kucha 1, David Earle 2 - Literacy and numeracy – Who needs it?

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  • 1. Literacy and numeracy – who needs it?
  • 2. Level 4/5 Level 3 Level 2 Level 1-40% -20% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Satisfied Extremely satisfied Neither Dissatisfied Extremely disatistifed Life satisfaction
  • 3. Level 4/5 Level 3 Level 2 Level 1-60% -40% -20% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Very good Excellent Good Fair Poor Overall health
  • 4. 100% 95% 90%Estimated employment rate 85% 80% 75% 70% 65% 60% 55% 50% -2.0 -1.5 -1.0 -0.5 0.0 0.5 1.0 1.5 2.0 Document literacy (standard deviations from the mean) None School or tertiary qualification Employment
  • 5. $50 $45Estimated average hourly wage $40 $35 $30 $25 $20 $15 $10 $5 $0 -1.5 -1.0 -0.5 0.0 0.5 1.0 1.5 2.0 Document literacy (standard deviations from population mean) None, school or tertiary certificate or diploma Degree Postgraduate Income – hourly wages
  • 6. Understanding, evaluating, using and engaging withwritten texts to participatein society, to achieve one’sgoals, and develop one’sknowledge and potentialPIAAC - OECD Managing a situation or solving a problem in a real context, by responding to mathematical content, information, ideas represented in multiple ways. PIAAC - OECD
  • 7. Workplace literacy and numeracy Understanding, evaluating, u is a whole range of skills, not sing and engaging with simply whether people can read or written texts to participate in write. It is how well they do these society, to achieve one’s things, their communication goals, and develop one’s skills, how well people work in knowledge and potential teams, and whether firms can PIAAC - OECD introduce new technology and approaches. Industry Training FederationSupports Māori to participate fully in Managing a situation orsociety … āhuatanga solving a problem in a realMāori, underpinned by Māori values context, by responding toand knowledge and recognises non- mathematicalpaper based literacies, is learner content, information, ideascentred, multifaceted, multidimensio represented in multiple ways.nal and holistic PIAAC - OECDTe Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi
  • 8. Adult Literacy and Life Skills survey – one measure of literacy andnumeracy Level 3 = minimum needed “to understand and use information contained in the increasingly difficult texts and tasks that characterise the emerging knowledge society and information economy” Level 2 = people can read and do basic numeracy, but are likely to have some difficulty working things out in new or challenging situations Level 1 = people could have problems with understanding everyday written material and numeric tasks Note: Assessment is in English
  • 9. So how many New Zealanders have low literacyand numeracy? 3,000,000 2,500,000 2,000,000 Level 4/5 1,500,000 Level 3 Level 2 Level 1 1,000,000 500,000 0 Prose Document Numeracy For each domain
  • 10. So how many New Zealanders have low literacyand numeracy? 3,000,000 2,500,000 2,000,000 Level 4/5 1,500,000 Level 3 Level 2 Level 1 1,000,000 500,000 0 Highest Lowest Across all three domains
  • 11. Combined literacy/numeracy and educationalqualifications 100% 90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5 None School Certificate 1-3 Cert/dip 4-7 Bachelors Masters and Doctorate
  • 12. Combined literacy/numeracy and first language 100% 90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5 English Other
  • 13. Level 2 (650,000) Level 1(250,000)
  • 14. Other ways of assessing literacy and numeracy … 50% 45% 40% 35% 30% 25% 20% 15% 10% 5% 0% Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5 Enjoyed maths at school Got good grates Teacher went too fast (disagree) Usually understood what was going on Experience of school maths shapes literacy/numeracy
  • 15. Self reported skills … 100% 90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5 Reading Writing Maths “I have the … skills in English to do my main job well” (strongly agree)
  • 16. Literacy practices in daily life 100% 90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5 Newspapers Magazine Books Letters, notes, emails How often do you read or use information from these sources as part of your daily life? (at least once a week)
  • 17. Which section of the newspaper do youread? 100% 90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5 Regional or local news National / international news Sports Home, fasion, food, health Book, film or art reveiws Financial news or stock listing Editorial page Advice column Of those that read newspapers at some time, which sections do they read?
  • 18. Literacy, language andnumeracy is… handling information solving a problem Reading Writing Maths getting things done Speaking Listening taking part Communicating Thinking achieving a goal