This study is a narrative identity analysis using life history methodology. Thirty-eight Adult Basic mathematics and numeracy teachers shared their mathematical journey and their classroom perceptions, beliefs, knowledge, and practices. Their stories were summarized and analyzed using narrative identity analysis. There were four themes that emerged from their stories that revealed their mathematical self-identity and four themes that described their mathematics instruction. The stories of ABE math instructors’ math journey were linked to theories, studies, and research in the fields of psychology, anthropology, sociology, and education.
Teaching and Learning
Mary Ann Cairns
Education, Mathematics, General/Other
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Istas, Brooke, "HIDDEN TEACHERS: STORIES OF ADULT BASIC MATH AND NUMERACY EDUCATORS IN THE UNITED STATES" (2023). Teaching and Learning Theses and Dissertations. 20.