Numeracy Report - What really counts: Case studies of adult numeracy practice in Ireland

This report, carried out by the National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA), presents five case
studies on practice in adult numeracy in Ireland. 
The case studies in this report focus on different aspects of practice including general
teaching practices, teaching mathematical concepts and the use of technology to teach
numeracy in the classroom.
The data was collected at five selected sites throughout the country. The sites were:
1. Alpha Learning Service, Louth and Meath ETB
2. Bray Adult Learning Centre, Kildare and Wicklow ETB
3. Newbridge Youth Training and Development Centre, Kildare and Wicklow ETB
4. South Tipperary Adult Learning Scheme, Tipperary ETB
5. Talllaght Probation Project Service Provision
The research is a follow up phase to an initial piece of work that was carried out in 2012
by numeracy consultant Daniel Sellers. This initial piece of work researched and described
a range of adult numeracy programmes across Ireland, focusing on various aspects of
practice. This work did not focus on teaching practice, which is what this second phase of
the research aimed to do.
Date of Publication
Monday, 13 January, 2014
Publication Category
NALA research