I teach basic math to adults in a literacy/ABE program. More than a year ago I began a project to read the research about adult numeracy instruction, and consult with more than 100 practitioners (in British Columbia, Canada) about what I read. I was surprised to find that nearly every practioner I consulted had heard of most "best practices;" many had attempted to implement some or all of them. Instructors talked about what changes they would like to make in their teaching practice, and what barriers got in the way of making change. In response to their concerns, I wrote a manual, and a literature review; the introduction to the manual describes the consultation process I undertook.
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The Components of Numeracy by Lynda Ginsburg, Myrna Manly, and Mary Jane Schmitt This occasional paper attempts to describe the complex nature of numeracy as it exists today. While there are large-scale assessments, standards documents, and position papers, there has not been a field- and research-based synthesis of the components required for adults to be numerate, to act numerately, and to acquire numeracy skills. This paper attempts to identify and clarify the nature of these components with the hope that such identification and clarification will guide instruction, contribute to the design of assessments, frame research, and inform policy. To download the paper, go to: http://www.ncsall.net/?id=26#numeracy
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