Contemporary Research in Adult and Lifelong Learning of Mathematics

International Perspectives

  • Katherine Safford-Ramus
  • Jürgen Maaß
  • Evelyn Süss-Stepancik

Part of the ICME-13 Monographs book series (ICME13Mo)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Evelyn Süss-Stepancik
    Pages 1-8
  3. Adult Numeracy

  4. Student Focus

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. Eun Young Cho, Rae Young Kim
      Pages 109-124
    3. Ramaswamy Ramanujam
      Pages 125-147
    4. Zekiye Morkoyunlu, Alper Cihan Konyalıoğlu, Solmaz Damla Gedik
      Pages 149-160
  5. Teacher Focus

  6. At the Crossroads—Overarching Themes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 249-249
    2. Barbara Miller-Reilly, Charles O’Brien
      Pages 251-268
    3. Katherine Safford-Ramus
      Pages 285-305
    4. Jürgen Maaß
      Pages 307-309

About this book


This book is a selection of 15 papers developed by participants in ICME 13 held in Hamburg , presenting insights from the latest research on the andragogy of adult and lifelong learning of mathematics. It also investigates open questions, such as numeracy and mathematics skills, social and psychological influences on learning environments, as well as economic and political demands. 

The chapters offer examples, while at the same time highlighting important directions for further research. The book is divided into four parts: The first section provides an overview on the concept of “numeracy”, and the second focuses on adult students who are learning mathematics; the third part presents a teachers’ focus and the final part covers overarching themes. 

The book is of interest to classroom teachers, university teacher educators, and professional development providers.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Katherine Safford-Ramus
    • 1
  • Jürgen Maaß
    • 2
  • Evelyn Süss-Stepancik
    • 3
  1. 1.Mathematics DepartmentSaint Peter’s UniversityJersey CityUSA
  2. 2.Institut für Didaktik der MathematikJohannes Kepler Universität LinzLinz-AuhofAustria
  3. 3.Department 3: FacultiesPädagogische Hochschule NiederösterreichBadenAustria

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-96501-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-96502-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2520-8322
  • Series Online ISSN 2520-8330
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