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ERIC Number: EJ1141708
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2169-0480
Time Well Spent: Making Choices and Setting Priorities in Adult Numeracy Instruction
Braaten, Melissa
Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, v6 n1 p67-71 Spr 2017
In her Forum piece, "What's an Adult Numeracy Teacher to Teach? Negotiating the Complexity of Adult Numeracy Instruction," Lynda Ginsburg set the stage of the current problem (poor numeracy levels in American adults) and the bevy of standards, legislation, and new exams that have recently been developed to address it. Ginsburg also highlighted some of the ways in which these different "remedies" also compete with one another, as well as with the priorities of adult students. In the midst of all these demands, how does a teacher decide what to teach? Braaten uses this Forum piece to offer her criteria for making decisions about what to include, what to emphasize, and what to leave out. Braaten also adds that, just like the students, the programs and teachers need relevant goals with realistic timelines.
Commission on Adult Basic Education. PO Box 620, Syracuse, NY 13206. Tel: 888-442-6223; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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