Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Katherine Safford-Ramus, Pradeep Kumar Misra, Terry Maguire
    Pages 1-2 Open Access
  3. Katherine Safford-Ramus, Pradeep Kumar Misra, Terry Maguire
    Pages 3-32 Open Access
  4. Katherine Safford-Ramus, Pradeep Kumar Misra, Terry Maguire
    Pages 33-33 Open Access
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 35-41

About this book


This book presents a synopsis of six emerging themes in adult mathematics/numeracy and a critical discussion of recent developments in terms of policies, provisions, and the emerging challenges, paradoxes and tensions. It also offers an extensive review of the literature adult mathematics education. Why do adults want to learn mathematics? Did they enjoy mathematics at school so much that they want to continue? NO! Most of these adults have to learn mathematics because it is part of a formal qualification they need, because their job demands the ability to apply mathematics, or because they need basic numeracy in their daily lives. Lastly, the authors discuss five potential strategies to promote lifelong learning of mathematics among adult learners.


Adult Education Mathematics Learning Mathematics Histories Math Anxiety Self-Efficacy Adult Learning Theory Mathematics for Citizenship Mathematics for Credentialing Numeracy Self-Directed Learning Experiential Learning Professional Development Lifelong Mathematics Learning Communities Technology-based Teaching Learning Activities Connectivism

Authors and affiliations

  • Katherine Safford-Ramus
    • 1
  • Pradeep Kumar Misra
    • 2
  • Terry Maguire
    • 3
  1. 1.Saint Peter’s UniversityJersey CityUSA
  2. 2.Chaudhary Charan Singh UniversityMeerutIndia
  3. 3.Teaching and Learning in Higher EducatioNational Forum for the Enhancement ofDublin,Ireland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • License CC BY-NC
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-32807-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-32808-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2366-5947
  • Series Online ISSN 2366-5955
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