Perspectives on Adults Learning Mathematics

This is the first book to explore adult mathematics education. It aims to situate research and practice in adults learning mathematics within the wider field of lifelong learning and lifelong education.

Author: D. Coben

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780306472213

Category: Education

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This is the first book to explore adult mathematics education. It aims to situate research and practice in adults learning mathematics within the wider field of lifelong learning and lifelong education. Topics covered include: mathematics and common sense; statistical literacy and numeracy; new theories on learning mathematics; mathematical competences for the workplace; ethnomathematics; and the training of tutors
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The Changing Face of Adults Mathematics Education

Table of contents: * Professional Development of the Adult Numeracy Teaching Workforce (Sylvia Johnson) * The slowly changing face of Adults Mathematics Education in Austria.

Author: Terry Maguire

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ISBN: 0955271738

Category: Adult learning

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Teaching Maths

School mathematics is a complex subject and an ever-changing topic, but this book will help teachers, parents and employers to understand it better.

Author: D. M. Neal

Publisher: Taylor & Francis US

ISBN: 0713040076

Category: Education

Page: 280

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School mathematics is a complex subject and an ever-changing topic, but this book will help teachers, parents and employers to understand it better.
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Contemporary Research in Adult and Lifelong Learning of Mathematics

Mathematics or common sense? Researching invisible mathematics through
adults' mathematics life histories. In D. Coben, J. O'Donoghue, & G. E. FitzSimons
(Eds.), Perspectives on adults learning mathematics: Research and practice (pp.

Author: Katherine Safford-Ramus

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319965024

Category: Education

Page: 309

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This book is a selection of 15 papers developed by participants in ICME 13 held in Hamburg , presenting insights from the latest research on the andragogy of adult and lifelong learning of mathematics. It also investigates open questions, such as numeracy and mathematics skills, social and psychological influences on learning environments, as well as economic and political demands. The chapters offer examples, while at the same time highlighting important directions for further research. The book is divided into four parts: The first section provides an overview on the concept of “numeracy”, and the second focuses on adult students who are learning mathematics; the third part presents a teachers’ focus and the final part covers overarching themes. The book is of interest to classroom teachers, university teacher educators, and professional development providers.
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What Counts as Mathematics

Perspectives on adults learning mathematics: Research and practice. Dordrecht:
Kluwer Academic Publishers. Cockcroft, W. H. (Chairman). (1982). Mathematics
counts: Report of the Committee of Inquiry into the Teaching of Mathematics in ...

Author: Gail E. FitzSimons

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402006691

Category: Education

Page: 274

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This book presents an institutional study located at the intersection mathematics education and vocational education. Using the concept of technology as a unifying theme, it presents a critique of neoliberalist policies and their impact upon curriculum, teachers' work, and the apparent de-institutionalization of vocational education - with particular reference to mathematics education and the consequences for adult students as (potential) workers and citizens.
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Resources in Education

ED 299 142 Perspectives on Research on Effective Mathematics Teaching. ... ED
299 146 Research on Teaching Mathematics: Making Subject Matter Knowledge
Part of the Equation. ... ED 297 985 Mathematical Myths and Adult Learners.

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ISBN: MINN:30000004837526

Category: Education

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Five Perspectives on Teaching in Adult and Higher Education

This tends to increase their tendency to rely on traditional , school - based
teaching methods . In addition , most teachers of mathematics to adults have little
influence over the curriculum they are expected to teach , and little time to
develop or ...

Author: Daniel D. Pratt

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015050258964

Category: Education

Page: 289

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This work is derived from several years studying the teaching of adults in Asia and North America. It presents five different perspectives on teaching adults. Each perspective is described as a set of actions, intentions and beliefs, and then illustrated within contexts of adult education practice.
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Bibliographic Guide to Education

Towards the essence of adult experiential learning . Jyväskylä ... 10977
Perspectives on adults learning mathematics . Dordrecht : Boston ... P535 2000
Team teaching and learning in adult education , San Francisco , CA : Jossey
Bass , 2000 .

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... lists publications cataloged by Teachers College, Columbia University, supplemented by ... The Research Libraries of The New York Publica Library.
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FitzSimons , G . E . , Jungwirth , H . , Maasz , J . , Schloeglmann , W . ( 2000 )
Adults and Mathematics ( Adult Numeracy ) . In G . E . FitzSimons , , D . Coben , . ,
and J O ' Donoghue ( eds . ) ( 2000 ) Perspectives on Adults Learning
Mathematics ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015057311709

Category: Mathematics

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Perspectives on Adult Learning

A number of studies indicate that many adults experience acute anxiety when
faced with writing tasks . Although not as well documented as math anxiety ,
writing anxiety occurs even among professionals who must write regularly as part
of ...

Author: E. Michael Brady

Publisher: Univ Southern Maine

ISBN: UOM:39015018478555

Category: Education

Page: 92

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Lifelong Learning

Theoretical and Practical Perspectives on Adult Numeracy and Vocational
Mathematics Gail E. Fitzsimons . develop more fully as person make a difference
on the local and / or global scene gain respect for one's past history and
experience .

Author: Gail E. Fitzsimons

Publisher: Nova Science Pub Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39076002965908

Category: Education

Page: 67

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For a variety of historical, cultural, social, and/or economic reasons, adults may experience the need to continue their mathematics education in some form. In today's world, technology is playing an increasingly important role in educational situations, in the workplace, and at home. Technology plays a dual role in the teaching and learning of mathematics/numeracy for adults. Technology, electronic and otherwise, offers a medium to enhance learning in the form of tools such as rulers and compasses as well as software programs. However, these need to be made objects of learning in their own right before they can support higher level thinking. This book illustrates how electronic technologies offer new and improved levels of learning, especially in the field of mathematics.
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Linking Learning and Everyday Life

This report presents insights into adult language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) learning and teaching, based on in-depth research in college classes.

Author: Roz Ivanic

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ISBN: 1905188161

Category: Adult education

Page: 50

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Adult Learning and Development

The results of these efforts have resulted in what is now called adult educational psychology. The purpose of this volume is to introduce this new subfield within educational psychology.

Author: M. Cecil Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135686369

Category: Education

Page: 296

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Adult education occurs whenever individuals engage in sustained, systematic learning in order to affect changes in their attitudes, knowledge, skills, or belief systems. Learning, instruction, and developmental processes are the primary foci of educational psychology research and theorizing, but educational psychologists' work in these domains has centered primarily on the childhood and adolescent school years. More recently, however, a number of educational psychologists have studied learning and development in adulthood. The results of these efforts have resulted in what is now called adult educational psychology. The purpose of this volume is to introduce this new subfield within educational psychology. Section 1 focuses on the interplay between learning and development in adulthood, how various forms of instruction lead to different learning outcomes for adults, description of the diverse social contexts in which adult learning takes place, and the development of metacognitive knowledge across the life span. Section 2 describes both research and theory pertaining to adult intellectual functioning, thinking, and problem-solving skills within various contexts. Section 3 describes research in a variety of adult learning domains; discusses the cognitive and behavioral dimensions of reading in adulthood and the applications of reading in real-life circumstances; examines an educational intervention developed to promote forgiveness; and relates the outcomes of an intervention designed to educate parents about their children's mathematics learning. Section 4 summarizes the themes and issues running throughout this, the first book that has sought to span the gulf between adult education, adult development, and educational psychology.
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For the Learning of Mathematics

Dialogue and perspective are likely to be based on more than simply
mathematics , and the multiplicity of student responses ... This is based on the
rationale that for young adults who are beginning to plan their futures , issues
and values may ...

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ISBN: CORNELL:31924099653218

Category: Mathematics

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Teaching Mathematics to Adults Returning to Study

Chapter 5 , ' The classes ' , details the attempts made with the mathematics
classes at the Centre for Women ' s Education ... From the students ' perspective
mathematics learning became more meaningful when it related to the lives they
lived ...

Author: Gail FitzSimons

Publisher: UNSW Press

ISBN: PSU:000023327184

Category: Adult education

Page: 74

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"... produced as part of the study materials for EME401 and EME601 Gender, equity and participation in school mathematics ... Deakin University's Open Campus Program" - T.p. verso.
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Unlatching the Gate

This book was written for the thousands of adult education and post-secondary mathematics educators who teach the five million adults studying mathematics in the United States each year.

Author: Katherine Safford-Ramus

Publisher:

ISBN: 1436351219

Category: Education

Page: 186

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Perspectives on Multiple Literacies

Thus , the development of numeracy from a multiple literacies perspective
compels us to question the way in which children – tomorrow ' s adultslearn
mathematics . Many important questions can be posed : Should the development
of ...

Author: Claire Maltais

Publisher: Brush Education

ISBN: UOM:39015077135526

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 112

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Perspectives on Multiple Literacies helps to define the contours and implications of multiple literacies theory. This theory invites us to recognize that literacy is best understood as a plurality of literacies that enable us to read both ourselves and our world. These literacies shape us. Our ability to access, use, and think critically about many kinds of literacies affects our well-being along with that of our communities. This compact book draws upon an international group of scholars to apply these insights to several global and local issues. Their work spans across the topics of work, technology, education, community, family, and more. Several authors discuss the effect of multiple literacies on the social and cultural issues in francophone minorities. Others examine how a theory of multiple literacies might change how we teach, whether the subject be science, math, or peace education. Still others reflect upon the impact of technology on various literacies.
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Numeracy as Social Practice

At a time when an increasingly transnational approach is taken to education policy making, this book will appeal to development practitioners and researchers, and adult education, mathematics and numeracy teachers, researchers and policy ...

Author: Keiko Yasukawa

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351979177

Category: Education

Page: 260

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Learning takes place both inside and outside of the classroom, embedded in local practices, traditions and interactions. But whereas the importance of social practice is increasingly recognised in literacy education, Numeracy as Social Practice: Global and Local Perspectives is the first book to fully explore these principles in the context of numeracy. The book brings together a wide range of accounts and studies from around the world to build a picture of the challenges and benefits of seeing numeracy as social practice ̶ that is, as mathematical activities embedded in the social, cultural, historical and political contexts in which these activities take place. Drawing on workplace, community and classroom contexts, Numeracy as Social Practice shows how everyday numeracy practices can be used in formal and non-formal maths teaching and how, in turn, classroom teaching can help to validate and strengthen local numeracy practices. At a time when an increasingly transnational approach is taken to education policy making, this book will appeal to development practitioners and researchers, and adult education, mathematics and numeracy teachers, researchers and policy makers around the world.
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Perspectives on Secondary Mathematics Education

Some of the student population in achievement these adults learn slowly , too . in
mathematics . This is the kind of 5 . Just as Sputnik gave great impetus to pupil
who will be discussed here . training for the capable , so President Johnson gave
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Author: Jerry A. McIntosh

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: UCAL:B4342394

Category: Mathematics

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The Assessment Challenge in Statistics Education

This book discusses conceptual and pragmatic issues in the assessment of statistical knowledge and reasoning skills among students at the college and precollege levels, and the use of assessments to improve instruction.

Author: Joan B. Garfield

Publisher:

ISBN: 4274901580

Category: Curriculum evaluation

Page: 284

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This book discusses conceptual and pragmatic issues in the assessment of statistical knowledge and reasoning skills among students at the college and precollege levels, and the use of assessments to improve instruction. It is designed primarily for academic audiences involved in teaching statistics and mathematics, and in teacher education and training. The book is divided in four sections: (I) Assessment goals and frameworks, (2) Assessing conceptual understanding of statistical ideas, (3) Innovative models for classroom assessments, and (4) Assessing understanding of probability.
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