What's an adult numeracy teacher to teach?: negotiating the complexity of adult numeracy instruction

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Author: Ginsburg, Lynda


The challenge facing adult educators is reflected both in the poor performance of US adults in the recent Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) numeracy assessment and in data confirming that mathematics is a particular challenge for adults. While improving adults' mathematics and numeracy must be a high priority, educators who strive to meet their learners' educational gaps and needs are finding themselves in an environment of competing priorities and expectations that can be expressed as mathematics numeracy education. This article addresses the...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Numeracy; Adult and community education; Teaching and learning; Policy

Keywords: Relevance of education and training; Government policy; Curriculum; Skill needs

Geographic subjects: United States; North America

Published: Syracuse, New York: Coalition on Adult Basic Education and Rutgers University, 2017

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Journal volume: 6

Journal number: 1

Journal date: Spring 2017

Pages: pp. 57-61

ISSN: 2169-0480

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 130.532

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