
06639214
j
2016f.01354
Ju, MiKyung
Moon, JongEun
Song, RyoonJin
History of mathematics in Korean mathematics textbooks: implication for using ethnomathematics in culturally diverse school.
Int. J. Sci. Math. Educ. 14, No. 7, 13211338 (2016).
2016
Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht
EN
U20
D30
A30
C60
diversity
ethnomathematics
equity
history of mathematics
multicultural competence
doi:10.1007/s1076301596470
Summary: From a multicultural perspective, this research investigated to what extent Korean mathematics textbooks use history of mathematics. The results show even though educational use of history presented in Korean mathematics textbooks may provide a rich outlook, it does not encourage a fundamental change in the educational practice of school mathematics that has traditionally been entrenched in the Eurocentric narrative of mathematics. This suggests that the mathematics textbooks were not organized effectively to promote students' understanding of diversity. Based on the results, we discuss the implications for the development of mathematics textbook from multicultural perspectives.