ERIC Number: EJ875510
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Abstractor: As Provided
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Quantitative Literacy--Beyond Crossroads Gets It Right
Steenken, William G.
AMATYC Review, v28 n2 p23-25 Spr 2007
In this article, Steenken conveys some thoughts about when parents and our citizenry will believe that today's students know mathematics. It will be when students have significant Quantitative Literacy (QL) skills as set forth in AMATYC's new standards, Beyond Crossroads. He supports the strong call for QL to be embedded across all curricula and as a method for assuring that students who leave two-year programs are prepared for the world that will confront them. He further supports the need for faculty to see QL as a daily part of their lives, especially as they make the Implementation Cycle presented in Beyond Crossroads as a method for assuring continuous improvement in their professional activities. He ends with a statement that Beyond Crossroad's strong call for QL will be met with strong support from industry and the business world.
Descriptors: Numeracy, College Programs, Literacy, Mathematics Skills, College Mathematics, Community Colleges, Academic Standards, Relevance (Education), College Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
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