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Title: Investigating the Literacy, Numeracy and ICT Demands of Primary Teacher Education
Contributor(s): de Silva Joyce, Helen (author); Tobias, Stephen  (author); Feez, Susan  (author)orcid ; Chan, Eveline  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2014
Open Access: Yes
DOI: 10.14221/ajte.2014v39n9.9Open Access Link
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Abstract: Pre-service teacher education programs are required to graduate students who meet externally determined standards in literacy and numeracy. However, little is known about the literacy, numeracy and ICT knowledge and skills demanded of teacher education students as they complete assessment tasks on which successful completion of their teaching degrees depends. This paper reports on the initial phase of a project that involved collecting and analysing assessment tasks across all subjects in a Bachelor of Education (Primary) program at a regional university in order to determine the range of task types. The findings of this project indicate that student teachers would be better equipped to meet assessment demands if provided with more support as they strive to respond to assessment tasks. Such support would also contribute to the ability of student teachers to meet externally determined standards of literacy and numeracy and information and communication technology required of graduate teachers.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 39(9), p. 111-129
Publisher: Edith Cowan University
Place of Publication: Australia
ISSN: 1835-517X
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
130204 English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl LOTE, ESL and TESOL)
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 390305 Professional education and training
390307 Teacher education and professional development of educators
390104 English and literacy curriculum and pedagogy (excl. LOTE, ESL and TESOL)
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 930202 Teacher and Instructor Development
930101 Learner and Learning Achievement
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 160303 Teacher and instructor development
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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