Equity in Discourse for Mathematics Education: Theories, Practices, and Policies
Beth Herbel-Eisenmann, Jeffrey Choppin, David Wagner, David Pimm
Springer Science & Business Media, Dec 9, 2011 - Education - 270 pages
This book explores the connection between the ways people speak in mathematics classrooms and their opportunities to learn mathematics. The words spoken, heard, written and read in mathematics classrooms shape students’ sense of what mathematics is and of what people can do with mathematics. The authors employ multiple perspectives to consider the means for transformative action with respect to increasing opportunities for traditionally marginalized students to form mathematical identities that resonate with their cultural, social, linguistic, and political beings.
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Part II Attention to Discourse Highlights Equity Concerns
Part III Implications and Policy
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