ERIC Number: ED465100
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Adult Numeracy Development: Theory, Research, Practice. Series on Literacy: Research, Policy, and Practice.
Gal, Iddo, Ed.
This book contains 16 papers on the theory, research, and practice of adult numeracy development. The following papers are included: "The Numeracy Challenge" (Iddo Gal); "Numeracy, Mathematics, and Adult Learning" (Diane Coben); "Building a Problem-Solving Environment for Teaching Mathematics" (Peter Kloosterman, Bin Hassan Mohamad-Ali, Lynda R. Wiest); "Preparing Adult Students to Be Better Decision Makers" (Robert Clemen, Robin Gregory); "Instructional Strategies for Adult Numeracy Education" (Lynda Ginsburg, Iddo Gal); "Characteristics of Adult Learners of Mathematics" (James Steele Foerch); "Adult Numeracy at the Elementary Level: Addition and Subtraction Up to 100" (Wim Matthijsse); "Technology and the Development of Mathematical Skills in Adult Learners" (Betty Hurley Lawrence); "Teaching Mathematics to Adults with Specific Learning Difficulties" (Martha Sacks, Dorothy M. Cebula); "Writing about Life: Creating Original Math Projects with Adults" (Kare Hicks McCormick, Elizabeth Wadlington); "Learning to Learn: Mathematics as Problem Solving" (Leslie Arriola); "Journey into Journal Jottings: Mathematics as Communication" (Donna Curry); "The Challenge of Diversity in Adult Numeracy Instruction" (Harriet Hartman); "Mathematics and the Traditional Work of Women" (Mary Harris); "Assessment in Adult Numeracy Education: Issues and Principles for Good Practice" (Joy Cumming, Iddo Gal); and "Assessment of Adult Students' Mathematical Strategies" (Mieke van Groenestijn). Many papers contain substantial bibliographies. An author index and a subject index are included. (MN)
Descriptors: Adoption (Ideas), Adult Basic Education, Adult Learning, Adult Literacy, Adult Students, Arithmetic, Classroom Techniques, Critical Thinking, Educational Environment, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Practices, Educational Research, Educational Technology, Employed Women, Evaluation Methods, Learning Theories, Literacy Education, Mathematics Skills, Numeracy, Problem Solving, Skill Development, Student Characteristics, Student Evaluation, Student Projects, Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching Methods, Theory Practice Relationship, Womens Education, Writing (Composition)
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Researchers; Teachers
Sponsor: National Center on Adult Literacy, Philadelphia, PA.; International Literacy Inst., Philadelphia, PA.
Authoring Institution: N/A
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