ERIC Number: ED191701
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Beating the Numbers: A Math Careers Program Handbook. How to Organize a Basic Mathematics and Counseling Program to Help Women Improve Their Job Options.
This handbook gives directions and suggestions for planning and delivering a Math Careers Program for urban women with high school diplomas or General Equivalency Diplomas (GEDs) in a continuing education setting and suggests other settings. The Math Careers Program is designed with a basic assumption that as women's mathematical achievement increases, so do their confidence and comprehension. The goals of the program are: (1) to develop mathematics skills appropriate to one's career choice; (2) to increase awareness of the occupational applications of these skills; (3) to improve one's self-concept; and (4) to broaden one's career aspirations. The Math Career Program can be adapted to high school or college programs, corporate training sites, technical schools, and community-based criminal justice programs. The handbook includes a bibliography of mathematics, counseling, and career information; a 16-week lesson-plan model; eight counseling workshops; and occupational math modules representing traditional and non-traditional careers and a variety of job levels. (MP)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Basic Skills, Counseling, Counseling Techniques, Employed Women, Females, Lesson Plans, Mathematical Applications, Mathematics Anxiety, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Materials, Postsecondary Education, Problem Sets, Problem Solving, Program Descriptions, Self Concept, Student Attitudes, Womens Education, Worksheets
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Women's Educational Equity Act Program.
Authoring Institution: Boston Community School Board, Inc., MA.; Boston Univ., MA. School of Education.
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