Perspectives on Adults Learning Mathematics: Research and Practice

Perspectives on Adults Learning Mathematics: Research and Practice

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At a time when the importance of lifelong education is becoming recognised around the world, this is the first book to explore an important but hitherto neglected area: adult mathematics education. This book is about adults learning mathematics wherever and in whatever circumstances they do so. It brings together researchers in the field and aims to lay the foundations for study and further research and practice in this fast-developing area. It aims to situate research and practice in adults learning mathematics within the wider field of lifelong learning and lifelong education and to be accessible both to the specialist and to the general adult reader. The book features a comprehensive review of the field which sets the scene for sections on: Perspectives on Research on Adults Learning Mathematics; Adults, Mathematics, Culture, and Society; Adults, Mathematics, and Work; and Perspectives in Teaching Adults Mathematics. Topics covered include: mathematics and common sense; statistical literacy and numeracy; new theories on learning mathematics; mathematical competences for the workplace; ethnomathematics; and the training of tutors.

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Published 01 January 2000
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EAN13 030647221X
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Language English

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Contents
Acknowledgements
Preface
Introduction DIANACOBEN, GAILE. FITZSIMONS& JOHNO'DONOGHUE
ReviewofResearch on Adults Learning Mathematics GAIL, E. FITZSIMONS& GAILL. GODDEN
SectionI:PerspectivesonResearchonAdults Learning Mathematics DIANACOBEN
Mathematics orCommonSense'? Researching 'Invisible' Mathematics through Adults' Mathematics Life Histories DIANACOBEN
Researching Adults' Knowledge Through Piagetian Clinical Explorationthe caseofdomestic work. JUANCARLOSLLORENTE
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Understanding their Thinking: the tension betweentheCognitive and the Affective JANETDUFFIN& ADRIANSIMPSON
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Adults, Mathematics, Culture and Society O'DONOGHUE
Mathematics: Certainty in an Uncertain World? ROSEANNEBENN
Ethnomathematics and Political Struggles GELSAKNIJNIK
Statistical Literacy: Conceptual and Instructional issues IDDOGAL
The rolesoffeelings and logic and their interactioninthe solutionof everyday problems DHAMMACOLWELL
SectionIII:Adults: MathematicsandWork GAILFlTZSlMONS
Women: Mathematics and Work MARYHARRIS
Technology,Competencesand Mathematics TINEWEDEGE
Mathematics and the Vocational Education and Training System GAILE. FITZSIMONS
Section IV: Perspectives in Teaching Adults Mathematics JOHNO'DONOGHUE
Algebra for Adult Students: the Student Voices KATHERINESAFFORD
Exploration and Modellingi na University Mathematics Course: Perceptions of Adult Students BJ. MILLERRElLLY ARBARA
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Assessing Numeracy JOHNO'DONOGHUE
Adult Mathematics and Everyday Life: Building Bridges and Facilitating Learning'Transfer' JEFFEVANS
Teaching"not less than maths, but more"overview of recent: an developments in adult numeracy teacher development in Englandwith a sidelong glance at Australia IANACOBEN& NOYONACHANDA D
Postscript: Some Thoughts on Paulo Freire's Legacy for Adults Learning Mathematics DIANACOBEN
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