edited by Diana Coben
University of Nottingham, UK
University of Limerick, Ireland
Gail E. FitzSimons
Monash University, Victoria, Australia
Contents and Contributors
Acknowledgements. Preface. Introduction; D. Coben, et al. Review of Research on Adults Learning Mathematics; G.E. FitzSimons, G.L. Godden.
Section I: Perspectives on Research on Adults Learning Mathematics; D. Coben.Mathematics or Common Sense? Researching `Invisible’ Mathematics through Adults’ Mathematics Life Histories; D. Coben. Researching Adults’ Knowledge Through Piagetian Clinical Exploration – the case of domestic work; J.C. Llorente.Understanding their Thinking: the tension between the Cognitive and the Affective; J.Duffin, A. Simpson. Understanding their Thinking: the tension between the Cognitive and the Affective; J. Duffin, A. Simpson.
Section II: Adults, Mathematics, Culture and Society; J. O’Donoghue.Mathematics: Certainty in an Uncertain World? R. Benn. Ethnomathematics and Political Struggles; G. Knijnik. Statistical Literacy: Conceptual and Instructional issues; I. Gal. The roles of feelings and logic and their interaction in the solution of everyday problems; D. Colwell.
Section III: Adults, Mathematics and Work; G. FitzSimons. Women, Mathematics and Work; M. Harris. Technology, Competences and Mathematics; T. Wedege.Mathematics and the Vocational Education and Training System; G.E. FitzSimons.
Section IV: Perspectives in Teaching Adults Mathematics; J. O’Donoghue. Algebra for Adult Students: the Student Voices; K. Safford. Exploration and Modelling in a University Mathematics Course: Perceptions of Adult Students; B.J. Miller-Reilly.Assessing Numeracy; J. O’Donoghue. Adult Mathematics and Everyday Life: Building Bridges and Facilitating Learning `Transfer’; J. Evans. Teaching `not less than maths, but more’: an overview of recent developments in adult numeracy teacher development in England – with a sidelong glance at Australia; D. Coben, N. Chanda.Postscript: Some Thoughts on Paulo Freire’s Legacy for Adults Learning Mathematics; D. Coben. Index.
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