What does it take to achieve lasting improvement in student numeracy?
According to contributors in Leading Improvements in Student Numeracy, high quality teaching combined with educational leadership at a schools and systems level can attain just that.
This groundbreaking resource provides a practical framework, as well as guidelines and tools to develop teacher competence and enhance leadership systems that support and consolidate student numeracy skills.
The book is designed to address the 'numeracy challenge' from a student achievement, teacher quality, school leadership and system policy perspective. Real-world insights, quotes and examples are drawn from a range of schools and central offices, in low SES rural, remote and metropolitan regions.
Professor Michael Gaffney is Chair of Educational Leadership at the Australian Catholic University in Canberra and has held a number of senior positions in schools and school systems and educational organisations.