ERIC Number: ED474041
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Two Dilemmas in Communicating Mathematics in Adult Basic Courses: "How To Support Pre-Knowledge of Adult Learners" and "How To Support Democratic Classroom Decisions."
Lindenskov, Lena; Hansen, Eigil Peter
This study explores how adults' perspectives, intentions, blockages, resistance, and fascinations are reconstructed during a mathematics course in adult basic education. These aspects are discussed as important building blocks for developing theory in adult educational research. Adult mathematics education was compared in different institutional settings--adult basic education, adult vocational training, and informal general education. Results showed two dilemmas faced by educational planners and teachers in adult basic mathematics: (1) how to meet the adult learner's already established conceptions and procedures; and (2) how to support democratic classroom decisions. (KHR)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Programs, Classroom Environment, Cognitive Processes, Learning Processes, Mathematics Instruction, Student Attitudes
Peppercorn Books, P.O. Box 693, Snow Camp, NC 27349.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Adults Learning Mathematics (ALM-7) (7th, July 6-8, 2000, Medford, MA). For full proceedings, see SE 066 771.