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Jan is a Senior Researcher/Resource Developer at NZCER and has experience working on assessment, research, and evaluation projects.
Jan's main interest is foundation education, particularly literacy and numeracy for adults including ESOL. Before joining NZCER, Jan had ten years' experience in adult education covering the polytechnic, university, and community sectors. She is an experienced primary and tertiary teacher and has also been a literacy and numeracy advisor for a regional polytechnic. Her masters thesis focused on ways of supporting ESOL nursing students to develop language skills for the workplace.
Jan recently lead the development of Starting Points options for the Literacy and Numeracy for Adults Assessment Tool.
Her interests include:
- Foundation education
- Literacy and numeracy for adults
- English as a second language
- Curriculum and resource development
Jan has a Masters degree (MPhil) in SLT - Second Language Teaching; a PGDipSLT; a PGDipEd (Adult Literacy and Numeracy); a Graduate Certificate in Editing; a BEd (teaching); and NCALNE (voc).