id: 06238825
dt: j
an: 2014a.00272
au: D’Ambrosio, Ubiratan
ti: Ethnomathematics: a response to the changing role of mathematics in
society.
so: Philos. Math. Educ. J. 25, Special Issue: Critical Mathematics Education,
15 p., electronic only (2010).
py: 2010
pu: Professor Paul Ernest, University of Exeter, Graduate School of Education,
Exeter
la: EN
cc: C60 A40 D30 D20
ut: mathematics and culture; ethnomathematics; mathematics and society;
sociocultural aspects; values education; educational objectives;
critical mathematics education; mathematics and philosophy; educational
philosophy; research; mathematics education and peace; educational
policy; equity; mathematics and politics; content selection
ci:
li: http://people.exeter.ac.uk/PErnest/pome25/Ubiratan%20D%20Ambrosio%20%20Ethnomathematics%20A%20Response.doc
ab: From the introduction: The world civilization is anchored in mathematics.
No one disagrees that mathematics is the dorsal spine of the modern
world. But this leads to focus the concerns about the future on
mathematics. Mathematics education is a rich research area. Its
importance for education in general is unquestionable. As a research
area, mathematics education is remarkably interdisciplinary. It relies
on research in various disciplines, particularly in cultural studies
and cognitive sciences. The main issues affecting society nowadays can
be synthesized: the preservation of natural and cultural resources;
national security; personal security; government/politics; economics
‒ social and environmental impact; relations among nations; relations
among social classes; people’s welfare. It is also widely recognized
that mathematics is the most universal mode of thought and that
survival with dignity is the most universal problem facing mankind. It
is expected that scientists, in particular mathematicians and math
educators, be concerned with the most universal problem, that is,
survival with dignity, and also have much familiarity with the most
universal mode of thought, that is, mathematics. It is absolutely
natural to expect that mathematicians and math educators look into the
relations between these two universals, that is, into the role of
mathematicians and math educators in the pursuit of a civilization with
dignity for all, in which inequity, arrogance and bigotry have no
place. This means, to achieve a world in peace.
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