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Pathways to management numeracy


  • Lethbridge, David G
  • Miles, Roger


Development of understanding of mathematical concepts and facility with quantitative techniques as aids to decision-making are important aims for post-experience management courses. Unfortunately, many British managers have a low level of numeracy and find this area difficult. From practical experience with such courses, it is argued that some of the special difficulties and the widely varying needs of middleaged managers might be met by introducing a self-scheduling learning scheme. The features of this approach to teaching are discussed against a background of the widespread interest in individualized learning in other areas of education. A proposed system for teaching quantitative techniques is described to illustrate this approach and raise a number of design issues.

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  • Lethbridge, David G & Miles, Roger, 1976. "Pathways to management numeracy," Omega, Elsevier, vol. 4(4), pages 397-405.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jomega:v:4:y:1976:i:4:p:397-405

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