Principals' views on the importance of numeracy as children start primary school

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Abstract

This paper presents early findings from a doctoral project that is investigating how working in partnership as children make the transition to school might support the numeracy of children. This paper addresses data arising from initial discussions with school principals concerning the implementation of the project in their schools. In particular, it considers the principals' reactions to the project using numeracy as the vehicle for its investigations. These findings suggest that, despite policy and departmental documentation advocating for the continuity of learning as children start school, numeracy does not rate highly among the concerns primary school principals have as young children commence their primary schooling.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 36th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
Subtitle of host publicationMathematics Education: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
EditorsVicki Steinle, Lynda Ball, Caroline Bardini
Place of PublicationAdelaide
PublisherMathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
Pages362-368
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9780734048448
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event36th Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA) Conference 2013 - University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 07 Jul 201311 Jul 2013
https://www.merga.net.au/Public/Public/Publications/Annual_Conference_Proceedings/2013_MERGA_CP.aspx (Conference proceedings)

Conference

Conference36th Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA) Conference 2013
Abbreviated titleMathematics Education: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
CountryAustralia
CityMelbourne
Period07/07/1311/07/13
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    Goff, W., Dockett, S., & Perry, B. (2013). Principals' views on the importance of numeracy as children start primary school. In V. Steinle, L. Ball, & C. Bardini (Eds.), Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia: Mathematics Education: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (pp. 362-368). Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia.