ERIC Number: ED373964
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Apr
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Exploring What Is: An Examination of Mathematics Instruction in Adult Basic Education Learning Environments.
Mullinix, Bonnie B.; Comings, John
While special care is needed to adapt approaches and strategies to the instructional requirements of adult populations, the innovative learning experiences inspired by the NCTM Curriculum and Evaluation Standards for School Mathematics are examples of good pedagogy that integrate nicely into an androgogical learning environment. This paper presents an overview of a study designed to identify and examine key factors that influence Adult Basic Education (ABE) mathematics instruction in Massachusetts and to develop a detailed picture of the adult basic mathematics learning environment. Example profiles of adult mathematics learners and instructors, along with glimpses into ABE and ideal mathematics classrooms, are given. Tables comparing reality with NCTM and ABE standards, recommendations for mathematics instruction, and the Research into Adult Basic Education Mathematics Project generalized research framework are included. (MKR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Identifiers: Massachusetts; NCTM Curriculum and Evaluation Standards
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (72nd, Indianapolis, IN, April, 1994).