Numeracy as Social Practice: Global and Local Perspectives

1st Edition

Keiko Yasukawa, Alan Rogers, Kara Jackson, Brian V. Street

Routledge
Published May 1, 2018
Reference - 260 Pages - 26 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138284456 - CAT# Y316807
Series: Rethinking Development

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Summary

Learning takes place both inside and outside of the classroom, embedded in local practices, traditions and interactions. But whereas the importance of social practice is increasingly recognised in literacy education, Numeracy as Social Practice: Global and Local Perspectives is the first book to fully explore these principles in the context of numeracy. The book brings together a wide range of accounts and studies from around the world to build a picture of the challenges and benefits of seeing numeracy as social practice  ̶  that is, as mathematical activities embedded in the social, cultural, historical and political contexts in which these activities take place.

Drawing on workplace, community and classroom contexts, Numeracy as Social Practice shows how everyday numeracy practices can be used in formal and non-formal maths teaching and how, in turn, classroom teaching can help to validate and strengthen local numeracy practices. At a time when an increasingly transnational approach is taken to education policy making, this book will appeal to development practitioners and researchers, and adult education, mathematics and numeracy teachers, researchers and policy makers around the world.

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