id: 06388310
dt: j
an: 2015a.00319
au: Kollosche, David
ti: Mathematics and power: an alliance in the foundations of mathematics and
its teaching.
so: ZDM, Int. J. Math. Educ. 46, No. 7, 1061-1072 (2014).
py: 2014
pu: Springer, Berlin/Heidelberg
la: EN
cc: D20 C60
ut: logic; calculation; Foucault; socio-linguistics; social dimensions of
mathematics edcuation
ci:
li: doi:10.1007/s11858-014-0584-0
ab: Summary: Following a genealogic approach, this paper discusses how logic
and calculation are linked to epistemology, spirituality and politics;
how mathematics education can be understood as an institution for a
mathematical enculturation; and how, therefore, mathematics education
necessarily (re)produces techniques of power which privilege some
children while disadvantaging others. This approach criticises other
critical studies on social dimensions of mathematics education which
argue that the social dimensions are to be found in the application or
teaching of mathematics alone. Instead, mathematics itself has, since
its very beginning, been a knowledge which allows power, represents a
specific world view and serves the interests of certain groups in
society.
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