Equity in Mathematics Education: Influences of Feminism and Culture

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Research and intervention over the past three decades have greatly increased our understanding of the relationship between gender and participation in mathematics education. Research, most of it quantitative, has taught us that gender differences in mathematics achievement and participation are not due to biology, but to complex interactions among social and cultural factors, societal expectations, personal belief systems and confidence levels. Intervention to alter the impact of these interactions has proved ...
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Overview

Research and intervention over the past three decades have greatly increased our understanding of the relationship between gender and participation in mathematics education. Research, most of it quantitative, has taught us that gender differences in mathematics achievement and participation are not due to biology, but to complex interactions among social and cultural factors, societal expectations, personal belief systems and confidence levels. Intervention to alter the impact of these interactions has proved successful, at least in the short term. Typically, interventions sought to remedy perceived 'deficits' in women's attitudes and/or aptitudes in mathematics by means of 'special programmes' and 'experimental treatments'. But recent advances in scholarship regarding the teaching and learning of mathematics have brought new insights. Current research, profoundly influenced by feminist thought and methods of enquiry, has established how a fuller understanding of the nature of mathematics as a discipline, and different, more inclusive instructional practices can remove traditional obstacles that have thwarted the success of women in this important field. Some argue that practices arising out of contemporary analysis will improve the study of mathematics for all students, male and female alike. This book provides teachers, educators and other interested readers with an overview of the most recent developments and changes in the field of gender and mathematics education. Many of the chapters in this volume arose out of sessions.
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Previous interventions to improve females' achievement and participation in mathematics focused on remedying perceived "deficits" in their attitudes or skills. This collection of 27 articles explores new scholarship in teaching and learning, observing that a fuller understanding of the nature of mathematics as a discipline and more inclusive instructional practices can counteract traditional obstacles to women's success in the field. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780750704007
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/28/1995
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Ch. 1 Introduction: Equity in Mathematics Education 1
Ch. 2 Connecting Women with Mathematics 13
Ch. 3 The METRO Achievement Program: Helping Inner-City Girls Excel 27
Ch. 4 Who Wants to Feel Stupid All of the Time? 37
Ch. 5 Assisting Women to Complete Graduate Degrees 49
Ch. 6 A National Network of Women: Why, How, and For What? 59
Ch. 7 Women Do Maths 66
Ch. 8 'Girls and Computers': Making Teachers Aware of the Problems 72
Ch. 9 Common Threads: Perceptions of Mathematics Education and the Traditional Work of Women 77
Ch. 10 Culture, Gender and Mathematics 91
Ch. 11 Why Hawai'i Girls Outperform Hawai'i Boys: The Influence of Immigration and Peer Culture 98
Ch. 12 Mathematics and New Zealand Maori Girls 109
Ch. 13 Equal or Different? Cultural Influences on Learning Mathematics 117
Ch. 14 Gender Inequity in Education: A Non-Western Perspective 126
Ch. 15 Gender and Mathematics: The Singapore Perspective 129
Ch. 16 Gender and Mathematics Education in Papua New Guinea 135
Ch. 17 The French Experience: The Effects of De-Segregation 141
Ch. 18 The Contribution of Girls-Only Schools to Mathematics and Science Education in Malawi 147
Ch. 19 Feminism and Strategies for Redressing Gender Imbalance in Mathematics 155
Ch. 20 Women's Ways of Knowing in Mathematics 163
Ch. 21 Putting Theory into Practice 175
Ch. 22 Gender Reform through School Mathematics 186
Ch. 23 We Don't Even Want to Play: Classroom Strategies and Curriculum which Benefit Girls 200
Ch. 24 Moving Towards a Feminist Epistemology of Mathematics 209
Ch. 25 Mathematics: An Abstracted Discourse 226
Ch. 26 Constraints on Girls' Actions in Mathematics Education 235
Epilogue 245
Ch. 27 Mathematics: Beyond Good and Evil? 247
Notes on Contributors 263
Index 271
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