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Esther D Leonelli

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Wikipedia entry for Numeracy
Posted: Jan 24, 2008 9:23 PM
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Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2008 16:51:04 -0500
From: Esther D Leonelli <edl@theworld.com>
To: ANN Numeracy List <numeracy@world.std.com>
Subject: Wikipedia entry for Numeracy

This is posted on behalf of Iddo Gal:

Dear Numeracy folks -
Have you looked recently at the Wikipedia entry for
Numeracy? Wikipedia is an important resources people consult and access
from all
over - and it is important to realize any search on "numeracy" on a
engine brings up the Wikipedia netry as one of the first hits, hence it
likely to be viewed by many. Yet, the entry for numeracy leaves a lot
to be
desired, to say it mildly, and aspects of adult numeracy are hardly
See for yourself:=C2=A0 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Numeracy
Since Wikipedia is a collaborative site, upgrading
the definition is not a complex undertaking. I believe
that not only the conceptual parts of the Wikipedia entry need
attention, but
also discussions of educational practices, links between literacy and
assessment issues,=C2=A0and whatnot, as well as expanding the list of
and links to Web-based documents.
=C2=A0I think members of this list are
very well positioned to inform and upgrade the current entry so as to
reflect the adult-related aspects of this domain, using this listserv
as a place
where drafts and ideas can be shared and=C2=A0reacted to.
-- Iddo
Iddo Gal, University of Haifa

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