How Do Economists Value Mathematics Education?

A child identifies numbers in India (c) GPE/Deepa Srikantaiah

Join a free webinar on Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Join the July numeracy webinar of the Global Partnership for Education and learn how mathematics contributes to a country’s economic and social growth – and how economists calculate this value.

Dr. Luis Crouch, Chief Technical Officer at the International Development Group of RTI International  will examine the importance of mathematics education for development through an economic lens. Evidence on how mathematics education impacts economic and social growth is not as abundant as it is for education in general. Existing evidence confirms, though, that mathematics is an important education investment and has a significant impact on a country’s growth.

Access the webinar through Adobe Connect at 10:00 am EDT / 2.00 pm GMT (other time zones):

(Click on the “Enter as Guest” option, enter your full name in the text field and then click the “Enter Room” button.)

The webinar series is part of a Community of Practice on Numeracy facilitated by the Global Partnership for Education. The community of practice is open to teachers, educators, practitioners, researchers, academics and others interested in numeracy.

Join the community of practice on ‘Numeracy for Development’ here.

All webinars are at 10 am EDT (2 pm GMT) and typically fall on the first Wednesday of the month, unless otherwise noted. Here is the schedule for upcoming webinars:

  • September 4, 2013 – Aarnout Brombacher, Brombacher and Associates – Developing Number Sense, Experiences from Classrooms
  • October 2, 2013 – Leanne Ketterlin Geller, Southern Methodist University – Review of the EGMA data from a psychometric perspective
  • November 6, 2013 – Kamal Herath, Plan Sri Lanka – Boosting Mathematics Skills Through Play-Based Learning in Sri-Lanka
  • December 4, 2013 – Meera Tendolkar, Pratham India  – Pratham’s ‘learning camp’ model  a non-linear approach to explore how children best learn math in India

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