id: 05587749
dt: a
an: 2009d.00045
au: Keitel, Christine; Vithal, Renuka
ti: Mathematical power as political power ‒ the politics of mathematics
education.
so: Clarkson, Philip (ed.) et al., Critical issues in mathematics education.
Major contributions of Alan Bishop. New York, NY: Springer (ISBN
978-0-387-09672-8/hbk). 167-188 (2008).
py: 2008
pu: New York, NY: Springer
la: EN
cc: A40
ut: mathematics and society; mathematics and politics
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ab: Summary: In reflecting on Alan Bishop’s key article, ‘Mathematical
power to the people (see chapter 11, p. 151‒165) the authors start
with Bishop’s contributions to this critical issue for mathematics
education, canvassing many more of his published works than just the
key article of this section, but going on to examine the issue from a
number of perspectives. Contrasting their own countries’
perspectives, delving back through history, deconstructing what was to
begin with an important rallying call of “Mathematics for all" but
has since been shown to be quite hollow, and finishing back in the
classroom with teachers, the authors in a few pages paint a picture
that is quite pessimistic but at the same time challenging to our
community.
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