Literacy and Numeracy in Latin America

Literacy and Numeracy in Latin America

This book charts new direction in Latin American studies of literacy and numeracy and explores the relationship between these and international perspectives.

Author: Judy Kalman

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ISBN: 0415896096

Category: Education

Page: 226

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Latin American Literacy and Numeracy Studies (LALNS) are fairly unknown in other parts of the world. This book charts new directions in LALNS and explores the relationship between these studies and international perspectives. Calling upon social practice approaches, New Literacy Studies, sociolinguistics, discourse analysis and other paradigms, the contributors identify both convergent and divergent literacy and numeracy issues within the region as well as beyond the Latin American context. Literacy and Numeracy in Latin America moves the field forward by bringing LALNS into wider focus and helping readers to understand the synergy with work from other perspectives and from other parts of the world and the implications for theory and practice. A lack of translated work until now between Latin America and, in particular, the UK, US, and Europe, has meant that such important overlaps between areas of study have gone unappreciated. In this way this volume is the first of its kind, a significant and original contribution to the field.
Categories: Education

Literacy and Numeracy in Latin America

Literacy and Numeracy in Latin America

forms of community relationships and their impact on numeracy practices in Mexico, presented in the chapter “Survival of Original Knowledge.” Part III. Literacy and Numeracy in Education: Experiences in Latin America.

Author: Judy Kalman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136664298

Category: Education

Page: 248

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Latin American Literacy and Numeracy Studies (LALNS) are fairly unknown in other parts of the world. This book charts new directions in LALNS and explores the relationship between these studies and international perspectives. Calling upon social practice approaches, New Literacy Studies, sociolinguistics, discourse analysis and other paradigms, the contributors identify both convergent and divergent literacy and numeracy issues within the region as well as beyond the Latin American context. Literacy and Numeracy in Latin America moves the field forward by bringing LALNS into wider focus and helping readers to understand the synergy with work from other perspectives and from other parts of the world and the implications for theory and practice. A lack of translated work until now between Latin America and, in particular, the UK, US, and Europe, has meant that such important overlaps between areas of study have gone unappreciated. In this way this volume is the first of its kind, a significant and original contribution to the field.
Categories: Education

Children s Competencies Development in the Home Learning Environment

Children s Competencies Development in the Home Learning Environment

Although most of the studies in Latin America have focused on the relations, within a single domain (i.e., literacy or numeracy), between home activities and children's outcomes, few studies have assessed cross-domain relations between ...

Author: Frank Niklas

Publisher: Frontiers Media SA

ISBN: 9782889711222

Category: Science

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Numeracy as Social Practice

Numeracy as Social Practice

Kalman, J. and Street, B. V. (eds) (2009) Lectura, escritura y matemáticas como prácticas sociales: Diálogos con América Latina [Reading, writing, and mathematics as social practice: Dialogues in Latin America] Mexico City: Siglo XXI ...

Author: Keiko Yasukawa

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351979177

Category: Education

Page: 260

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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.
Categories: Education

Latin American Economic Outlook 2017 Youth Skills and Entrepreneurship

Latin American Economic Outlook 2017 Youth  Skills and Entrepreneurship

Youth, Skills and Entrepreneurship OECD, CAF Development Bank of Latin America, Economic Commission for Latin ... the proficiency of adults aged 16-65 years in literacy, numeracy and problem solving in technology-rich environments.

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9789264265004

Category:

Page: 312

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The 2017 edition of the Latin American Economic Outlook explores youth, skills and entrepreneurship. Young Latin Americans embody the region’s promise and perils. They stand at the crossroads of a region whose once promising economy and social progress is now undergoing a slowdown.
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Child Labor and Education in Latin America

Child Labor and Education in Latin America

Part-time work may be more disruptive for attaining basic literacy and numeracy than it is of learning at higher levels. The types of jobs performed by older students in developed countries may be more complementary with schooling than ...

Author: P. Orazem

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230620100

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 229

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This book examines the facts concerning child labour in Latin America, how it varies over time; across countries; and in comparison to other areas of the world. It aims to improve the understanding of root causes and consequences of persistent child labour and to contribute to the policy debate.
Categories: Business & Economics

Transnational Conflicts

Transnational Conflicts

education in Latin America had fallen from $ 164 per student annually to $ 118.117 By the end of that decade ... such as Central America and Africa , into the function of providing essential literacy and numeracy skills and no more .

Author: William I. Robinson

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 1859844391

Category: History

Page: 400

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Capitalism has disrupted the conventional pattern of revolutionary upheaval, civil wars, and pacification in Central America; William Robinson maps the shape of change in the region.
Categories: History

How s Life in Latin America Measuring Well being for Policy Making

How   s Life in Latin America  Measuring Well being for Policy Making

14 In terms of reading proficiency, at Level 2, students begin to show the capacity to use their reading skills to ... Akin to the literacy scale, the scale for numeracy proficiency is divided into six levels: Levels 1 to 5 and below ...

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9789264685932

Category:

Page: 366

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Many Latin American countries have experienced improvements in income over recent decades, with several of them now classified as high-income or upper middle-income in terms of conventional metrics. But has this change been mirrored in improvements across the different areas of people’s lives? How’s Life in Latin America? Measuring Well-being for Policy Making addresses this question by presenting comparative evidence for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) with a focus on 11 LAC countries (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay).
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Developing Cultures

Developing Cultures

... including the right to be well educated, does not have widespread support in Latin America, blatant educational ... repeat grades several times, fail to develop basic competencies—including literacy and numeracy—and as a result ...

Author: Lawrence E. Harrison

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135440633

Category: Political Science

Page: 416

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Developing Cultures: Essays on Cultural Change is a collection of 21 expert essays on the institutions that transmit cultural values from generation to generation. The essays are an outgrowth of a research project begun by Samuel Huntington and Larry Harrison in their widely discussed book Culture Matters the goal of which is guidelines for cultural change that can accelerate development in the Third World. The essays in this volume cover child rearing, several aspects of education, the world's major religions, the media, political leadership, and development projects. The book is companion volume to Developing Cultures: Case Studies.(0415952808).
Categories: Political Science

Associations between Reading and Mathematics Genetic Brain Imaging Cognitive and Educational Perspectives

Associations between Reading and Mathematics  Genetic  Brain Imaging  Cognitive and Educational Perspectives

In the USA, 12 years of schooling marks the limit of functional literacy (Bhola, 1995), while in Latin America, only 7 years of effective schooling is sufficient to exceed the level of functional illiteracy (Infante, 2000 In. Martinez ...

Author: Sarit Ashkenazi

Publisher: Frontiers Media SA

ISBN: 9782889452651

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Converging evidence demonstrates a strong link between reading and mathematics: multiple cognitive processes are shared between reading and mathematics, including the representation and retrieval of symbolic information, attention, working memory, and cognitive control. Additionally, multiple brain networks are involved in both math and reading, and last, common genetic factors might influence both reading and math. Hence, it comes as no surprise that there are meaningful associations between (aspects of) math and reading abilities. Moreover, comorbidity rates between math learning disabilities (MD) and reading disabilities (RD) are high (up to 66%) and prevalence rate of the comorbid condition is reported to be more common than the prevalence rate of isolated math learning disabilities. Accordingly, the goal of the research topic is to explore the underline mechanisms of this overlap between reading and math. The research topic aims to include the following topics: • Genetics - it has been found that both RD and MD are based on genetic factors and run in families. Moreover, math problem solving shares significant genetic overlap with general cognitive ability and reading decoding, whereas math fluency shares significant genetic overlap with reading fluency and general cognitive ability. Hence, this topic will explore the shared and unique genetic risk factors to RD and MD, In addition to shared and unique genetic influence on reading and math. • Neural perspective - converging evidence from both structural and multiple functional imaging studies, involving a wide range of numerical tasks, points to the intraparietal sulcus (IPS) as a core region that involve in quantity manipulation. However, several additional brain areas, such as frontoparietal and temporoparietal areas were found to be involved in numerical tasks. Individuals with MD show deficits in a distributed, set of brain regions that include the IPS, fusiform gyrus in posterior brain regions and pre frontal cortex regions. Similarly, converging evidence indicate that the left hemisphere regions centered in the fusiform gyrus, temporoparietal cortex, and pre frontal cortex regions are strongly involve in typical reading and present lower activity, connectivity or abnormal structure in RD. Thus, there is a meaningful neural overlap between reading and math. Hence, the authors can submit empirical studies on the role of several of brain regions that are involved in math and reading (commonality and diversity) both in the typical and a-typical development. • Cognitive factors that play role in mathematics and reading, and comorbidity between RD and MD - There is a long lasting debate whether MD and RD originate from unique cognitive mechanisms or not. Multiple cognitive processes are shared between reading and mathematics. Therefore, impairments in any one of domain-general skills could conceivably play an important role in both pure and comorbid conditions. Moreover, it has been suggested that phonological processing has a significant role in some aspects of numerical processing such as retrieval of arithmetical facts. • Education - it will be interesting to look at the effect of interventions that aim to improve reading (such as phonological awareness) and there transfer effect on improving mathematical processing. Alternatively, it will be good to test whether math interventions will improve reading.
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