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Karp, Alexander
Mathematically gifted education: some political questions.
Leikin, Roza (ed.) et al., Creativity and giftedness. Interdisciplinary perspectives from mathematics and beyond. Cham: Springer (ISBN 9783319388380/hbk; 9783319388403/ebook). Advances in Mathematics Education, 239255 (2017).
2017
Cham: Springer
EN
A40
C60
C40
politics of mathematics education
equity
mathematically gifted education
mathematics for all
elite
doi:10.1007/9783319388403_15
Summary: This chapter is devoted to political questions in mathematics education. The practice of recognizing certain children as more gifted than others and selecting them accordingly becomes inevitably a focus of public attention, frequently giving rise to disagreements, finding itself at the heart of political discussions, sometimes instigating such discussions, and sometimes reflecting already existing conflicts. Without attempting an exhaustive analysis, the author describes certain episodes, aspects, and slogans of such political battles, while posing some questions for further study.