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ERIC Number: EJ764239
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jan
Pages: 9
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-1066-5684
Quantitative Literacy for Social Justice
Wiest, Lynda R.; Higgins, Heidi J.; Frost, Janet Hart
Equity & Excellence in Education, v40 n1 p47-55 Jan 2007
In this article, we argue that many adults lack the "numeracy" needed to function in a maximally effective manner in their vocational, civic, and personal lives. We believe schools need to foster skills in quantitative literacy (QL), an inclination and ability to make reasoned decisions using general world knowledge and fundamental mathematics in authentic everyday circumstances. We explain how schools might begin to make inroads in preparing more quantitatively literate students and how this goal coincides with efforts toward greater social justice.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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