Functionality of Literacy and Numeracy in First Cycle Primary School: A Look in to the Curriculum and Instructional Process

Sisay Awgichew

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This article examines the functionality of literacy and numeracy in Addis Ababa city administration. Case study research design was employed and data were collected from 8 actual teachers via interview. Besides, classroom observation and content analysis were employed. The finding revealed that on average 65(59.88%) of mathematics students’ textbook had at least one picture or symbol. Also, 182(44.86%) of activities, examples and question incorporated in the textbooks related with the life of the students. On the other hand, on average 60 (43.02%) of English textbook incorporated at least one picture or symbol. The finding also revealed that 272 (64.61%) of activities and examples, and 19 (63.0%) of stories, poems, songs, and passages included in the English textbooks related with the life of the students. The functionality of the textbooks was average but the instructional methods require improvement.

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Functionality, Literacy, Numeracy, Curriculum, Instructional Process

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