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Educational Studies in Mathematics

, Volume 19, Issue 1, pp 59–78 | Cite as

Newspaper-based mathematics for adults in South Africa

  • Jill Adler
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Abstract

This paper is drawn from a retrospective, illuminative case study of newspaper mathematics courses developed by the SACHED TRUST and published as part of a broader newspaper project in South Africa between 1977 and 1980. Background on the project as a whole is given briefly, followed by a discussion of research methodology. An overview of the operation of the mathematics component includes description of the aims, audience and newspaper materials. Research revealed both strengths and weaknesses in the programme. These findings are presented, culminating in some recommendations for the future use of the newspaper as a potentially effective medium for motivating adults to study mathematics.

Keywords

Research Methodology Effective Medium Newspaper Mathematics Newspaper Project Newspaper Material 
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© D. Reidel Publishing Company 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jill Adler
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  1. 1.Johannesburg College of EducationParktown, JohannesburgSouth Africa

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