id: 05216027
dt: a
an: 2007e.00168
au: Skovsmose, Ole; Alrø, Helle; Valero, Paola
ti: “Before you divide, you have to add” inter-viewing Indian students’
foregrounds.
so: International perspectives on social justice in mathematics education.
Missoula, MT: University of Montana Press. 151-168 (2007).
py: 2007
pu: Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing; Missoula, MT: University of
Montana
la: EN
cc: D30 A40 C60
ut: cultural diversity; minority education; equal opportunities; student
attitudes; intercultural differences; motivation for learning;
ethnomathematics
ci:
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ab: Summary: Students’ cultural diversity is an important factor to consider
in a mathematics education concerned with equity. We argue that the
significance of mathematics education is not only given by the
understanding of mathematical concepts but also by the students’
foreground, that is, the students’ perception of their future
possibilities in life as made apparent to the individual by his/her
socio-political context. For students in a cultural borderline position
different reasons and intentions for engaging in mathematics learning
may be related to the construction of meaning in mathematics. Through
inter-viewing Brazilian Indian students’ foregrounds, we illuminate
the different types of significance given to mathematics education in
their particular situation.
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