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Girls back off mathematics again : the views and experiences of girls in computer based mathematics

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posted on 2002-01-01, 00:00 authored by Colleen Vale
The views and experiences of girls in two co-educational mathematics classrooms in which computers were regularly used were researched. Data were collected by observation and videotaping of lessons, questionnaire, and interviews of students and the teachers. In this paper case studies of six girls are presented. Their ‘stories’ reveal a diversity of experiences and views and multiple gender identities. High achieving girls persisted as “outsiders within,” other girls “backed off”, and exceptional girls challenged gender stereotypes. Implications for social justice in mathematics in the age of the super highway are discussed.

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Journal

Mathematics education research journal

Volume

14

Issue

3

Pagination

52 - 68

Publisher

Springer Netherlands

Location

Dordrecht, Netherlands

ISSN

1033-2170

eISSN

2211-050X

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

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