
05882015
a
2011e.00272
Brantlinger, Andrew
Critical mathematics in a secondary setting: promise and problems.
Atweh, Bill (ed.) et al., Mapping equity and quality in mathematics education. Dordrecht: Springer (ISBN 9789048198023/hbk; 9789048198030/ebook). 543554 (2011).
2011
Dordrecht: Springer
EN
C60
B10
D30
A40
critical theory
qualitative methods
practitioner research
race
ethnicity
social and cultural issues
critical mathematical education
educational research
equal opportunities
sociocultural aspects
socioeconomic differences
educational sociology
critical thinking
citizenship education
mathematics and society
mathematics and politics
doi:10.1007/9789048198030_39
Summary: In this chapter, I present results from a discourse analysis of my own teaching of critical mathematics at an innercity U. S. high school. The approach I took was influenced by the critical mathematics advocates in the U. S. context. I find that, while some critical mathematics lessons engaged students in a manner that reform mathematics never did, other critical lessons fell apart in terms of engaging students in a meaningful manner. I focus on one activity to explore some of the complexities of critical mathematics teaching and learning. The results point to the promise and problems of critical pedagogy in secondary mathematics classrooms.