ERIC Number: ED397231
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Conference on Adult Mathematical Literacy. Proceedings (Arlington, Virginia, March 20-22, 1994).
Gal, Iddo, Ed.; Schmitt, Mary Jane, Ed.
This document contains 13 papers from and about a working conference on adult mathematical literacy. The following papers are included: "Preface" (Iddo Gal, Mary Jane Schmitt); "Summary of Conference Discussions" (Iddo Gal et al.); "Reflecting about the Goals of Numeracy Education" (Iddo Gal); "Needed Skills and Skills Gaps: Adult Numeracy Demands, Abilities and Instruction" (Larry Mikulecky); "Comparison of Literacy to Numeracy Achievement in a Life-Skills Context" (Patricia Rickard, Richard Ackermann); "Federally Supported Adult Education Delivery System" (Division of Adult Education and Literacy, U.S. Department of Education); "Can the Delivery System Deliver? Realities of Numeracy Education in Adult Literacy Programs" (Iddo Gal); "Issues and Barriers in Workplace Numeracy Education" (Mary Ann Shope, Gretchen Watson); "Adult Basic Education Math Instruction--Massachusetts Practitioners' Viewpoints on the ABE (Adult Basic Education) Learner and the Instructional Environment" (Esther D. Leonelli, Ruth Schwendeman); "Exploring What Counts: A Summary Report of Research into ABE Math in Massachusetts" (Bonnie B. Mullinix, John P. Comings); "NCTM (Teachers Council of Teachers of Mathematics) and Change in Mathematics Education" (Peter Kloosterman); "Lessons Learned?" (Mary Montgomery Lindquist); and "The ABE Math Standards Project: Adapting the NCTM Standards to Adult Education Environments" (Mary Jane Schmitt). Many papers contain substantial bibliographies. Appended are the following: conference agenda; "calculator debate" activity; guidelines for contacting the Adult Numeracy Practitioners Network; and list of conference participants. (MN)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Adjustment (to Environment), Adult Basic Education, Adult Educators, Adult Literacy, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Comparative Analysis, Delivery Systems, Educational Change, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Federal Programs, Financial Support, Functional Literacy, Literacy Education, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, National Organizations, Numeracy, Performance Factors, Professional Associations, Teacher Attitudes, Workplace Literacy
National Center on Adult Literacy, Publications, 3910 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3111 (order no. CP94-04: $11).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center on Adult Literacy, Philadelphia, PA.; National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Inc., Reston, VA.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts