id: 06083504
dt: a
an: 2012e.00350
au: Skovsmose, Ole
ti: Doubtful rationality.
so: Forgasz, Helen (ed.) et al., Towards equity in mathematics education.
Gender, culture, and diversity. Berlin: Springer (ISBN
978-3-642-27701-6/hbk; 978-3-642-27702-3/ebook). Advances in
Mathematics Education, 351-367 (2012).
py: 2012
pu: Berlin: Springer
la: EN
cc: D30 A40 C60 D20
ut: mathematics-based reality; mathematics education; technological
development; socio-political roles; school mathematics traditions
ci: ME 2009e.00196
li: doi:10.1007/978-3-642-27702-3_32
ab: Summary: The paper addresses the following two questions: (1) How can we
conceptualise possible socio-political roles of mathematics-based
rationality? (2) How can we conceptualise possible the socio-political
roles of mathematics education? Together the two questions might help
to shed some light on how mathematical rationality might assume
different forms and become integrated into social and technological
development. It is pointed out how mathematics-based rationality forms
part of the fabrication of possibilities, strategies, facts,
contingencies, and perspectives. There is, however, no inherent quality
to be associated with such mathematics-based fabrications. It is
considered to what extent the school mathematics tradition could
establish a prescription readiness by submitting students to a
school-mathematics absolutism; and to what extent this tradition could
facilitate differentiated labelling of the students, as well as
endorsement of an ethical filter. These aspects could be important
functions of the school mathematics tradition in today’s knowledge
society. It is considered to what extent mathematics education could
prepare people for critical citizenship, which includes a potential for
‘talking back’ to authority. I do not see such preparation as being
related to the school mathematics tradition, nor do I see it as linked
to the very nature of mathematics. Rather, I am proposing it as a
possible function of mathematics education. This article is a reprint
of [ZDM 39, No. 3, 215‒224 (2007; ME 2009e.00196)].
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