The scariest thing I’ve read all year about literacy and numeracy provision and funding…


gavel-slam

There’s not much that catches me off guard these days. However, this did. I’ve posted in a section of it below. You need to go to here to get the rest.

McDonell: I’m going to be asking you questions pertaining to two different but related areas.  The first is to gain clarifications regarding your organisations’ definition of embedded literacy and numeracy and the process you took to verify that this aligned with your funders’ definition.  Second, what actions you took regarding your quality control measures for your organisations’ embedding of literacy and numeracy into your level one and two programmes.

CEO: Understood.

McDonell: Please explain what your Organisations’ understanding of embedded literacy and numeracy is?

CEO:  We have experts who are well grounded in the details.  My role does not require in-depth knowledge of ELN, only that systems are in place to ensure it is.  My understanding of ELN is that literacy and numeracy delivery is integrated into programme delivery.

McDonell: Are you aware that the TEC had released (some time ago) a document that defines its’ high level expectations for embedded literacy and numeracy?

CEO:  I was not.

McDonell: What efforts did your organisation take to ensure it’s understanding of ELN was correct to ensure compliance with funding criteria that you were receiving?

CEO: We have specialist staff members who’s role it is to stay updated.

McDonell: And it was these, or this, staff members role to ensure the entire organisations’ level one and two programmes were aware of the definition and were compliant with it?

CEO:  Yes.

McDonell:  And you assume your staff are aware of the definition, and subsequent expectation for their provision of ELN?

CEO:  Yes.

McDonell:  Well, we are compiling their responses to a questionnaire, and interviews,  as we speak.  We can review the findings tomorrow.  For now, let’s continue.

McDonell:  Can you please explain your organisations’ process for determining the quality of your embedded literacy and numeracy provision, or even if it was occurring?

CEO: We acquisitioned a staff member to implement ELN across the organisation and ensure tutors were embedding literacy and numeracy.

McDonell:  Can you explain to the house the criteria for selection of the staff member for the position?

CEO: The individual had experience with ELN and was an experienced staff member

McDonell: In what way?

CEO: Sorry?

Go here for the rest of The Inquiry

 

 

3 thoughts on “The scariest thing I’ve read all year about literacy and numeracy provision and funding…

  1. Pingback: What can you actually do if your tutors are not embedding literacy and numeracy as well as they should be? | thisisgraeme

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