Equity in Mathematics Education: Influences of Feminism and Culture

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Pat Rogers, Gabriele Kaiser
Falmer Press, 1995 - Education - 278 pages
This book provides educators and other interested readers with an overview of the most recent developments and changes in the field of gender and mathematics. The overview is grounded in a model for understanding how change occurs. The model, developed by P. McIntosh (1983), arose from the examination of efforts in North America to liberate mathematics from a male-dominated Eurocentric world view and to develop a more inclusive curriculum. An introductory chapter describes the McIntosh model, which moves from "womanless mathematics" through stages to a reconstructed mathematics. Twenty-six additional chapters are grouped into the following sections: (1) "Intervening with Female Students"; (2) "Working with Female Teachers"; (3) "Focusing on Practicing Teachers"; (4) "Educating the Public"; (5) "Comparative Studies"; (6) "Cultural Perspectives"; (7) "Feminist Pedagogy in Mathematics Education"; and (8) "Changing the Discipline." References follow each chapter. (Contains 1 figure and 22 tables.) (SLD)

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About the Contributors:
J.A. Burrow is Winterstoke Professor of English at the University of Bristol. John Pitcher is Fellow of St. John's College, Oxford University. Philip Edwards is King Alfred Professor of English Literature at the University of Liverpool. Brian Vickers is Professor of English and Renaissance
Literature at the Centre for Renaissance Studies, Zurich. Isobel Grundy is Henry Marshall Tory Professor of English at the University of Alberta. Clare Lamont is Senior Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. Andrew Sanders is Lecturer in English at Birbeck
College, University of London. Bernard Bergonzi is Professor of English at the University of Warwick. Martin Dodsworth is Senior Lecturer in English at Royal Holloway and Bedford New College, University of London.

Gabriele Kaiser is the director of Architekturforum Ober sterreich.

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