Sociocultural research on mathematics education : an international perspective

2001, Sociocultural research on mathematics education : an international perspective. Edited by Atweh, Bill, Forgasz, Helen and Nebres, Ben, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Mahwah, N.J..

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Title Sociocultural research on mathematics education : an international perspective
Editor(s) Atweh, Bill
Forgasz, Helen
Nebres, Ben
Publication date 2001
Total pages xxvii, 446 p.
Publisher Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
Place of Publication Mahwah, N.J.
Keyword(s) Mathematics -- Study and teaching -- Social aspects
Minorities -- Education
Summary This volume--the first to bring together research on sociocultural aspects of mathematics education--presents contemporary and international perspectives on social justice and equity issues that impact mathematics education. In particular, it highlights the importance of three interacting and powerful factors--gender, social, and cultural dimensions. Sociocultural Research on Mathematics Education: An International Perspective is distinguished in several ways:

* It is research based. Chapters report on significant research projects; present a comprehensive and critical summary of the research findings; and offer a critical discussion of research methods and theoretical perspectives undertaken in the area.
* It is future oriented, presenting recommendations for practice and policy and identifying areas for further research.
* It deals with all aspects of formal and informal mathematics education and applications and all levels of formal schooling.

As the context of mathematics education rapidly changes-- with an increased demand for mathematically literate citizenship; an increased awareness of issues of equity, inclusivity, and accountability; and increased efforts for globalization of curriculum development and research-- questions are being raised more than ever before about the problems of teaching and learning mathematics from a non-cognitive science perspective. This book contributes significantly to addressing such issues and answering such questions. It is especially relevant for researchers, graduate students, and policymakers in the field of mathematics education.
Notes Contents
Beyond Myths 19
The Critical Engagement of Mathematics 37
Mathematical Literacy and Common Sense in Mathematics Education 57

Globalization and the Politics of Mathematics Education 95
Vignettes From 13
Mathematical Ideas and Indigenous Languages 135
The Sociopolitical Context of Mathematics Education in Guatemala 151
Continuous InService Professional Development of Teachers 167
A Dual Challenge 185
An Analysis 201
Longitudinal Evaluation of Mathematics Participation in American 217
The Social Constructs of the Mathematical Experiences 255

Mathematics as a Critical Tool 295
Contribution of Ethnomathematics to Mainstream Mathematics 313
Teaching and Learning School Mathematics by Building on Students 329

Promise 367
The Tortoise? The Hare? The Mathematically Underachieving Male? 379
Girls Mathematics and Technology 393
Facilitating 411
Author Index 433
ISBN 0805837264
Language eng
Field of Research 130208 Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio Economic Objective 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
HERDC Research category A7 Edited book
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