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Technology for mathematics education : equity, access and agency

Forgasz, Helen J., Vale, Colleen and Ursini, Sonia 2010, Technology for mathematics education : equity, access and agency. In Hoyles, Celia and Lagrange, Jean-Baptiste (ed), Mathematics education and technology - rethinking the terrain, Springer, New York, N. Y., pp.385-403, doi: 10.1007/978-1-4419-0146-0_18.

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Title Technology for mathematics education : equity, access and agency
Author(s) Forgasz, Helen J.
Vale, ColleenORCID iD for Vale, Colleen orcid.org/0000-0002-9070-7071
Ursini, Sonia
Title of book Mathematics education and technology - rethinking the terrain
Editor(s) Hoyles, Celia
Lagrange, Jean-Baptiste
Publication date 2010
Series New ICMI Study Series; v.13
Chapter number 18
Total chapters 23
Start page 385
End page 403
Total pages 19
Publisher Springer
Place of Publication New York, N. Y.
Keyword(s) technology
gender
access
equity
agency
Summary In this chapter, issues of equity – including gender, access, and agency – with respect to the learning of mathematics with technology are examined. Research findings are not equivocal. Compared to late developing countries, where issues of access to technology can be complicated by educational and cultural values and beliefs, there seems to be greater access to technology to be used for the learning of mathematics in developed nations. There also appears to be some disparity in findings on the relationship between technology use and gender differences in mathematics achievement; in some countries the gender gap favoring males may be closing, while in other countries, where there have been little or no gender differences in the past, the gap may be widening. Areas in which more research is needed have been identified.
ISBN 1441901469
9781441901460
Language eng
DOI 10.1007/978-1-4419-0146-0_18
Field of Research 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
HERDC Research category B1.1 Book chapter
Copyright notice ©2010, Springer Science + Business Media, LLC
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30044414

Document type: Book Chapter
Collection: School of Education
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