The 28th ALM conference in 2021 will be a virtual conference from the 5th to the 7th July 2021. More information regarding the ALM and the conference can be found here .
Research on numeracy often takes the form of large-scale quantitative studies, a prominent example being the PIAAC study (OECD, 2019). Numeracy is understood here as a measurable construct, and numerical competence can be related to various socio-demographic and socio-economic factors. Numeracy as a social practice, on the other hand (Yasukawa et al., 2018) is more the subject of smaller qualitative studies. Regardless of the approach taken, numeracy can be related to exclusion from participation. Low numerical skills and the infrequent practice of numerical practices can, it is assumed, lead to increased vulnerability (Gal et al. 2020) to social disadvantage or exclusion among individuals and social groups.
The ALM Conference in Hamburg in 2021 will focus on this connection between numeracy and vulnerability. We are looking forward to contributions that address this issue, for example by exploring the links between numerical competences and practices on the one hand and possible disadvantages in the context of finance and consumption, work and family, health (e.g. context Covid 19) or digitisation on the other. Also of interest are contributions on educational needs and educational policy frameworks that become visible in the context of numeracy and vulnerability.
Gal, Iddo; Grotlüschen, Anke; Tout, Dave; Kaiser, Gabriele (2020): Numeracy, adult education, and vulnerable adults: a critical view of a neglected field. In: ZDM Mathematics Education, 1–18. DOI: 10.1007/s11858-020-01155-9.
OECD (2019): Skills Matter. Additional Results from the Survey of Adult Skills. Paris: OECD Publishing (OECD skills studies).
Yasukawa, Keiko; Rogers, Alan; Jackson, Kara; Street, Brian (Hg.) (2018): Numeracy as Social Practice. Global and Local Perspectives. New York.
If you want to contribute to the conference, please complete the form below and supply an abstract describing the session or the poster, you would like to contribute. Submit your proposal by Sunday, March 14th, 2021.
Note that preference will be given to sessions, which address the specific themes of the conference: Numeracy and Vulnerability. You will get a reply from the organising committee by April 30th.
Registration for participation at the conference will start mid January.
If applicable, you can use the following subheadings to structure the abstract: Introduction, Method, Findings/Expected findings/Implications, References.
Your abstract should be between 150 and 250 words. When your abstract has been accepted for the conference, you will be asked to provide a longer abstract of up to 1000 words.