Education Queensland is committed to ensuring that all students develop a strong foundation in literacy and numeracy in the early years as a basis for progress in all future learning. As they progress through schooling, students should develop effective literacy and numeracy skills to support successful participation in the post-school years in training, work, or further study.
Literacy is integral to effective learning, teaching and assessing in all curriculum areas and across all phases of learning.
Literacy - the Key to Learning: Framework for Action 2006-2008 314k builds on the Literate Futures initiative. It includes 17 actions that provide the basis for an extensive coordinated program to improve literacy outcomes for all students including those who are educationally disadvantaged. The Framework identifies four areas for focused attention and action:
Associated with the implementation of the Framework is intensive professional development for all teachers from Prep to Year 9 and all early years teacher aides. The professional development programs will be delivered to all teachers throughout the state during 2009 and 2010.
The Literacy - the Key to Learning website provides more information on the actions and links to resources.
Numeracy is integral to effective learning in all years of schooling and in all areas of learning.
Through the Professional Development and Leadership Institute website, vodcasts are available that provide information and provoke discussion about numeracy in the curriculum. Robyn Zevenbergen and Merrilyn Goos team up with Thelma Perso in a thought provoking series of presentations.
The Numeracy: Lifelong Confidence with Mathematics - Framework for action 2007-2010 458k released in October 2007 identifies key priorities and areas for focused action to meet these challenges. They are:
Education Queensland is committed to implementing the 32 actions in the framework to support all teachers in Queensland state schools improve numeracy outcomes for all students.
An evaluation of the Numeracy - Lifelong Confidence with Mathematics: Framework for Action 2007-2010 was undertaken to examine the implementation of the numeracy initiative and use the relevant data to inform future numeracy frameworks and strategies.
Schools analyse student literacy and numeracy achievement data to ensure that all learners reach their potential in literacy and numeracy. Intervention is based on needs identified by ongoing monitoring and assessment data.
This page was last reviewed on 17 Aug 2012