© 2018

Contemporary Research in Adult and Lifelong Learning of Mathematics

International Perspectives

  • Katherine Safford-Ramus
  • Jürgen Maaß
  • Evelyn Süss-Stepancik
  • Presents state-of-the-art research on adult mathematics education

  • Shares insights into the differences between adults and younger students in this area

  • Written by leaders and innovators in the field, it offers an international perspective


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

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

  • Book Title Contemporary Research in Adult and Lifelong Learning of Mathematics
  • Book Subtitle International Perspectives
  • Editors Katherine Safford-Ramus
    Jürgen Maaß
    Evelyn Süss-Stepancik
  • Series Title ICME-13 Monographs
  • Series Abbreviated Title ICME-13 Monographs
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-96501-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-07203-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-96502-4
  • Series ISSN 2520-8322
  • Series E-ISSN 2520-8330
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VI, 309
  • Number of Illustrations 12 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Mathematics Education
    Lifelong Learning/Adult Education
    Teaching and Teacher Education
    Study and Learning Skills
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“I would highly recommend this book for anybody that is involved in adult education, especially in the field of mathematics, and also for anybody that is wanting to pursue research topics in adult education, again especially in the field of mathematics.” (Brent Kelderman, MAA Reviews, July 28, 2019)