ERIC Number: ED480013
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Math In-Service Training for Adult Educators.
Llorente, Juan Carlos; Porras, Marta; Martinez, Rosa
In a series of mathematics education workshops in which teachers from adult basic education and vocational education worked together to design teaching situations on particular contents in mathematics in order to make explicit and bring into reflection the teaching strategies used by each group. The workshops constituted a common space of interaction for jointly designing teaching situations and creating common discourses that narrowed the distance between normative curriculum and actual teaching or real curriculum. In order for adult educators to teach effectively they must fulfill the following conditions: (1) they must provide a context for the teaching; (2) the knowledge taught must constitute a solution adapted to the problem; (3) there must be didactic variables that lead to the development of logic in a fruitful way; and (4) they must take into account students' previous experience. (Two teaching situations from the reference situations of a hairdressing class and a cooking class are described and a discussion of proportionality, including how proportional situations are recognized and how they can be modeled effectively is included. The document includes an appendix containing problems from each of the teaching situations, 5 figures, and 12 references.) (MO)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Educators, Adult Vocational Education, Context Effect, Curriculum Development, Educational Cooperation, Faculty Development, Inservice Teacher Education, Mathematics Education, Prior Learning, Reflective Teaching, Teacher Collaboration, Teacher Developed Materials, Teacher Effectiveness, Teaching Methods, Teaching Models, Team Teaching, Theory Practice Relationship
Peppercorn Press, PO Box 693, Snow Camp, NC 27349 (Papers not sold individually, for complete volume: ISBN 1-928836-10-0, $25).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: In: Schmitt, M. J. and K. Safford-Ramus (Comps.) (2001). Adults Learning Mathematics-7: A Conversation Between Researchers and Practitioners. Proceedings of ALM-7, the International Conference of Adults Learning Mathematics (7th, Medford, MA, July 6-8, 2000) p. 261-268. The conference was hosted by the National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy (NCSALL) at Harvard University in conjunction with the Tufts University Department of Education and the NCTM-affiliated Adult Numeracy Network.