Middle leadership: Critical variables in building and implementing digital reforms in primary mathematics education

Robyn JORGENSEN, Janeen Lamb, Kevin Larkin

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Abstract

The aim of this paper is propositional and is based on research findings which suggest that success in mathematics teaching and reform is contingent upon having key personnel in schools to lead curriculum reform. Based on the outcomes of a large national study on successful practice in the teaching of numeracy for some of Australia’s most disadvantaged learners, it was found that, among other practices, the appointment of a numeracy leader alongside the use of effective and appropriate digital tools (in particular apps) supported teachers to implement strong and effective numeracy practices. This paper presents a rationale for a renewed focus on practices that will enable success for all Australian students, but most particularly those who are most at risk of mathematical mortality
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOpening Up Mathematics Education Research : Proceedings of the 39th Annual Meeting of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA 2016)
EditorsB. White, Chinnappan, M. Trenholm
Place of PublicationSippy Downs
PublisherMathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
Pages368-375
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781920846282
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventOpening Up Mathematics Education Research: Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia - University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia
Duration: 3 Jul 20167 Jul 2016

Conference

ConferenceOpening Up Mathematics Education Research
CountryAustralia
CityAdelaide
Period3/07/167/07/16

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