International perspectives on social justice in mathematics education

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IAP, 2007 - Education - 260 pages
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A Volume in The Montana Mathematics Enthusiast: Monograph Series in Mathematics EducationSeries Editor Bharath Sriraman, The University of MontanaInternational Perspectives and Research on Social Justice in Mathematics Education is the highly acclaimedinaugural monograph of The Montana Mathematics Enthusiast now available through IAP. The book coversprescient social, political and ethical issues for the domain of education in general and mathematics educationin particular from the perspectives of critical theory, feminist theory and social justice research. The majorthemes in the book are (1) relevant mathematics, teaching and learning practices for minority andmarginalized students in Australia, Brazil, South Africa, Israel, Palestine, and the United States., (2) closingthe achievement gap in the U.K, U.S and Iceland across classes, ethnicities and gender, and (3) the politicaldimensions of mathematics. The fourteen chapters are written by leading researchers in the internationalcommunity interested and active in research issues of equity and social justice.

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Contents

Peace Social Justice and Ethnomathematics
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Inequity
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Some Tensions in Mathematics Education for Democracy
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Copyright

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