Ethnomathematics: Challenging Eurocentrism in Mathematics Education

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Arthur B. Powell, Marilyn Frankenstein
SUNY Press, Apr 17, 1997 - Education - 440 pages
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This collection brings together classic, previously-published articles and new research to present the emerging field of ethnomathematics from a critical perspective, challenging particular ways in which Eurocentrism permeates mathematics education. The contributors identify several of the field's broad themes -- reconsidering what counts as mathematical knowledge, considering interactions between culture and mathematical knowledge, and uncovering hidden and distorted histories of mathematical knowledge. The book offers a diversity of ethnomathematics perspectives that develop both theoretical and practical issues from various disciplines including mathematics, mathematics education, history, anthropology, cognitive psychology, feminist studies, and African studies written by authors from Brazil, England, Australia, Mozambique, Palestine, Belgium, and the United States.
  

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About the author (1997)

Arthur B. Powell is Associate Professor in the Academic Foundations Department at Rutgers University-Newark. He has coauthored Math: A Rich Heritage; translated Sona Geometry: Reflections on the Tradition of Sand Drawings in Africa South of the Equator, and cotranslated Sipatsi: Technology, Art and Geometry in Inhambane.

Marilyn Frankenstein is Professor at the Center for Applied Language and Mathematics, College of Public and Community Service at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. She has also written Basic Algebra and Relearning Mathematics: A Different Third R-Radical Maths. Together, they are co-founders of the Criticalmathematics Educators Group and members of the Radical Teacher Editorial Collective.

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