The problem field of Adults Learning Mathematics

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Publication Conference Paper, peer reviewed
Title The problem field of Adults Learning Mathematics
Author(s) Wedege, Tine
Date 2010
Editor(s) Griffith, Graham; Kaye, David
English abstract
In the borderland between mathematics education and adult education a new research field was cultivated, and an international research forum was formed in the 1990’s: Adults Learning Mathematics. The subject area encompasses formal adult mathematics education as well as adults’ informal mathematics learning in the communities of everyday practice. The key concept is numeracy and the problem field is related to adults, mathematics and lifelong education. This paper presents a current picture of international research in adults learning mathematics. Three examples of research and developmental projects related to adults engaged in specific social practices are given: parents, landless peasants, and nurses.
Publisher Adults Learning Mathematics (ALM) and LLU+, London South Bank University
Host/Issue Numeracy works for life: Proceedings of the 16th International Conference of Adults Learning Mathematics – A Research Forum (ALM);
ISBN 978-1-872972-11-4
Pages p 13-24
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES
Research Subject Categories::MATHEMATICS
Note the 16th International Conference of Adults Learning Mathematics (ALM 16 Conference) – A Research Forum, July 6th - 9th, 2009, London, UK
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/11649 (link to this page)
Link http://www.alm-online.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=107&Itemid=87 (external link to related web page)

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