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Raising political, psychoanalytic, and cultural questions of a proposed educational intervention. (English)
Liljedahl, Peter (ed.) et al., Proceedings of the 38th conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education “Mathematics education at the edge", PME 38 held jointly with the 36th conference of PME-NA, Vancouver, Canada, July 15‒20, 2014, Vol. 1. [s. l.]: International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (ISBN 978-0-86491-360-9/set; 978-0-86491-361-6/v.1). 79-83 (2014).
Summary: This paper provides a response to a proposal that seeks to make a difference to students in one location in South Africa. It raises troubling questions about how to change education in one setting in a way that is just as well as educationally and culturally meaningful. Comprehending the proposal through theory draws attention to political and psychoanalytic questions and the imperative to consider the future alongside the cultural present and past.
Classification: C60 D10 A40
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