[Numeracy 383] Re: Transitioning from GED to Post-Secondary Ed

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Sherwood, Laura LSherwood at CLCILLINOIS.EDU
Tue Jun 15 09:32:50 EDT 2010

I think that anytime we are teaching students "to the test" we will not
be adequately addressing the needs of being successful in postsecondary
education. How can we do it all in six hours/week?

Laura E. Sherwood

Literacy Coordinator

Adult Education

College of Lake County

Grayslake, IL 60030


lsherwood at clcillinois.edu

"Their story, yours, mine - it's what we all carry with us on this trip
we take, and we owe it to each other to respect our stories and learn
from them." William Carlos Williams

From: numeracy-bounces at nifl.gov [mailto:numeracy-bounces at nifl.gov] On
Behalf Of Dianna Baycich
Sent: Monday, June 14, 2010 12:14 PM
To: 'The Math and Numeracy Discussion List'
Subject: [Numeracy 382] Re: Transitioning from GED to Post-Secondary Ed

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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