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ERIC Number: EJ1141699
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-2169-0480
What's an Adult Numeracy Teacher to Teach? Negotiating the Complexity of Adult Numeracy Instruction
Ginsburg, Lynda
Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, v6 n1 p57-61 Spr 2017
In this Forum article, the author addresses how to assist adults in improving mathematics and numeracy literacy. Ginsburg observes educators who strive to address their learners' educational gaps and needs are finding themselves in an environment of competing priorities and expectations that can be expressed as mathematics numeracy education. What should guide the content of math/numeracy instruction in the midst of competing priorities emanating from the U.S. Department of Education, federal and state legislation, research, adult education programs or agencies, and from adult learners? Ginsburg reviews the following factors guiding the content in math/numeracy instruction: (1) College and Career Readiness Standards; (2) Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act; (3) High School Equivalency (HSE) Tests; and (4) Adult Learners' Personal Priorities.
Commission on Adult Basic Education. PO Box 620, Syracuse, NY 13206. Tel: 888-442-6223; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education; High School Equivalency Programs; High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A