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Topic: Fw: DAEL Vacancy Announcement for Math Specialist
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Myrna F. Manly

Posts: 18
Registered: 12/6/04
RE: Fw: DAEL Vacancy Announcement for Math Specialist
Posted: Oct 5, 2004 1:45 PM
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I share the enthusiasm of Iddo and Mary Jane over this action at OVAE to
hire a mathematics specialist. In indicates that, at the federal level,
they recognize the growing importance of mathematics in adult education.
Members of ANN have been actively involved in influencing policy over the
years. We owe the principal players our thanks and offer them
congratulations in this victory. ANN will certainly support the individual
who is hired and will continue to offer our "cumulative wisdom" to further
the cause of adult numeracy.

Risking the chance that this might sound a bit like another campaign
speech,
I want to note that while it is vital that numeracy be considered
important
at the federal level, it is at the state and local program level that all
of
us can contribute. Ask your managers to provide staff development
opportunities in mathematics, encourage your colleagues as they work on
improving their instructional strategies, be open to ways you can refine
your own techniques. Keep your membership in ANN current and attend our
annual meetings so that you can contribute to this growing trend.

Thanks,

Myrna Manly
President, ANN


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iddo@research.haifa.ac.il
Sent: Monday, October 04, 2004 8:58 AM
To: numeracy@europe.std.com; numeracy@world.std.com
Subject: Re: Fw: DAEL Vacancy Announcement for Math Specialist


This is great news. Seems various behind the scenes activities yielded
fruits.

As this is a turning point, I do hope that ANN, in its infinite wisdom,
will find ways to encourage the chosen individual (and OVAE) to engage in
consultative processes to benefit from the cumulative wisdom of ANN
members
and others, and join in planning of proactive activities.
It is in the best interest of the numeracy/literacy field (and of
ANN...) that this individual is given as much constructive support as
possible, to ensure that his/her activities in this area have a measurable
impact and ensure permanency of such a post.

--Iddo

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To: numeracy@world.std.com
Subject: Fw: DAEL Vacancy Announcement for Math Specialist
From: Mary Jane Schmitt <mary_jane_schmitt@terc.edu>
Date: Sun, 3 Oct 2004 16:18:59 -0400

Dear Numeracy List members,

Cheryl Keenan, director of the Division of Adult Education and Literacy at
US Department of Education, recently forwarded the job description below.
This Math Specialist position is an indication of DAEL's commitment to
improve mathematics/numeracy instruction in adult ed. All who are on this
list are committed to quality math instruction for adults, so please take
a
moment to read and consider this position yourself or forward it to
anyone
you know would be qualified. I think we can all get behind this important
new direction in policy.



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