id: 05925688
dt: b
an: 2011f.00229
au: Téllez, Kip (ed.); Moschkovich, Judith N. (ed.); Civil, Marta (ed.)
ti: Latinos/as and mathematics education. Research on learning and teaching in
classroom and communities.
so: Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing (IAP) (ISBN
978-1-61735-420-5/pbk; 978-1-61735-421-2/hbk). (2011).
py: 2011
pu: Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing (IAP)
la: EN
cc: C60 D30 C70
ut: bilingualism; Latino students; language problems; learning; educational
research; collection of articles; intercultural differences
ci:
li:
ab: Publisher’s description: This book explores the mathematics education of
Latinos/as in 13 original research studies. Each chapter represents
research that grounds mathematics instruction for Latinos/as in the
resources to be found in culture and language. By inverting the deficit
perspective, this volume readresses the shortcomings found in the
previous literature on Latino/a learners. Each study frames language
(e.g. bilingualism) not as an obstacle to learning, but as a resource
for mathematical reasoning. Other chapters explore the notion of
cultural variation not as a liability but as a tool for educators to
build upon in the teaching of mathematics. Specifically, the book
reframes culture as a focus on the practices, objects, inscriptions, or
people that connect mathematical concepts to student thinking and
experiences, both in and out of school. The book’s four sections
divide the research: The first section of the book focuses on
mathematics learning in classrooms, specifically exploring bilingual,
Latino/a students; the second section explores Latino/a learners in
communities, including the role parents can play in advancing learning;
the third section includes chapters focused on teacher professional
growth; the final section concerns the assessment (and mis-assessment)
of Latino/a learners. The research shared in this volume provides ample
evidence that mathematics educators who choose to ignore language or
culture in their pedagogy risk shortchanging their Latino/a students.
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