id: 02353685
dt: a
an: 2004e.03956
au: Gates, Peter; Vistro-Yu, Catherine P.
ti: Is mathematics for all?
so: Bishop, Alan J. et al., Second International Handbook of Mathematics
Education. Pt. 1 and 2. Kluwer, Dordrecht (ISBN 1-4020-1008-7). 31-73
(2003).
py: 2003
pu: Kluwer, Dordrecht
la: EN
cc: D30 A40
ut: mathematics and democracy; equity principles; assessment; mathematics as a
selection device; undemocratic pedagogical practices
ci:
li:
ab: Mathematics for All began as a programme in the early 1980s when concerns
about pupilsâ€™ access to mathematics education heightened due to the
many issues surrounding the mathematics classroom and the mathematics
student. The following chapter highlights these important issues by
appropriately discussing the contexts within which these issues arise
and may be resolved. The issues include curriculum content and
assessment practices, equity among subgroups classified by gender,
race, and socio-economic status, the use of mathematics as a selection
device, democracy in the mathematics classroom, and the value of
culture in the teaching of mathematics. The chapter, likewise, echoes
the voices of marginalized groups in the mathematics classroom that are
products of undemocratic pedagogical practices, societal perceptions,
and cultural realities. Prerequisites for a successful Mathematics for
All programme are put forward and directions for further research are
offered. (orig.)
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