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Perspectives on Adults Learning Mathematics : Research and Practice - D. Coben

Perspectives on Adults Learning Mathematics

Research and Practice

By: D. Coben (Editor), J. O'Donoghue (Editor), Gail E. FitzSimons (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st July 2000
ISBN: 9780792364153
Number Of Pages: 358

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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.

Acknowledgements
Preface
Introduction
Review of Research on Adults Learning Mathematics
Perspectives on Research on Adults Learning Mathematics
Mathematics or Common Sense? Researching `Invisible' Mathematics through Adults' Mathematics Life Histories
Researching Adults' Knowledge Through Piagetian Clinical Exploration - the case of domestic work
Understanding their Thinking: the tension between the Cognitive and the Affective
Understanding their Thinking: the tension between the Cognitive and the Affective
Adults, Mathematics, Culture and Society
Mathematics: Certainty in an Uncertain World?
Ethnomathematics and Political Struggles
Statistical Literacy: Conceptual and Instructional issues
The roles of feelings and logic and their interaction in the solution of everyday problems
Adults, Mathematics and Work
Women, Mathematics and Work
Technology, Competences and Mathematics
Mathematics and the Vocational Education and Training System
Perspectives in Teaching Adults Mathematics
Algebra for Adult Students: the Student Voices
Exploration and Modelling in a University Mathematics Course: Perceptions of Adult Students
Assessing Numeracy
Adult Mathematics and Everyday Life: Building Bridges and Facilitating Learning `Transfer'
Teaching `not less than maths, but more': an overview of recent developments in adult numeracy teacher development in England endash
Postscript: Some Thoughts on Paulo Freire's Legacy for Adults Learning Mathematics
Index
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ISBN: 9780792364153
ISBN-10: 0792364155
Series: Mathematics Education Library
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 358
Published: 31st July 2000
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 24.28 x 16.56  x 2.57
Weight (kg): 0.71

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