Hardback octavo, no jacket as issued, pictorial cover, as new condition, figures, tables, correction sheet loosely inserted. 358 pp. This is the first book to explore an important but hitherto neglected area: adult mathematics education. It brings together researchers in the field, and aims to lay the foundations for study and further research and practice in this fast-developing area. It aims to link to the wider field of lifelong learning and lifelong education, and to be accessible both to the specialist and to the general adult reader. The book features a comprehensive review of the field, which sets the scene for sections on: Perspectives on Research on Adults Learning Mathematics; Adults, Mathematics, Culture, and Society; Adults, Mathematics, and Work; and Perspectives in Teaching Adults Mathematics. Topics include: mathematics and commonsense; statistical literacy and numeracy; new theories on learning mathematics; mathematical competence in the workplace; ethnomathematics; and the training of tutors.
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