[Numeracy 382] Re: Transitioning from GED to Post-Secondary Ed

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Dianna Baycich dbaycich at literacy.kent.edu
Mon Jun 14 13:14:00 EDT 2010

I would like to hear what folks think are barriers, too. I'm more of a
reading and writing person and I would like to see the similarities and
differences with math. One thing I see for writing is that GED teachers tend
to teach students how to write a very formulaic 5 paragraph essay as a way
to pass the essay portion of the GED test. Unfortunately, this in no way
prepares them for the writing tasks they will be expected to do in
postsecondary education. Are similar things happening in math? Or are the
barriers different?


From: numeracy-bounces at nifl.gov [mailto:numeracy-bounces at nifl.gov] On Behalf
Of Denney, Brooke
Sent: Wednesday, June 09, 2010 11:08 AM
To: numeracy at nifl.gov
Subject: [Numeracy 380] Transitioning from GED to Post-Secondary Ed

Hello Everyone!

I just finished presenting at the Louisiana Adult Education Conference where
I spoke about transitioning from GED to PSE. But after speaking with many
of their wonderful instructors, staffers, administrators, etc. about
barriers, it dawned on me that perhaps the discussion list should discuss
the barriers that our learners face, the barriers that our instructors face,
and how might we try to overcome them? How can we prepare our learners for
the world of higher education? I can't wait to hear what everyone thinks!!

Also, I wanted to WELCOME all the new members we have to the list!! I
encourage you to post a brief introduction about yourself and tell us what
you hope to gain from being apart of this list. If anyone has questions or
concerns please feel free to contact me off list at denneyb at cowley.edu.

All my best to everyone,

Brooke Denney, Moderator

Math & Numeracy List

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