Ethnomathematics: Challenging Eurocentrism in Mathematics Education

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Overview

Presents the emerging field of ethnomathematics from a critical perspective, challenging particular ways in which Eurocentrism permeates mathematics education and mathematics in general.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791433522
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/1997
  • Series: SUNY Series, Reform in Mathematics Education
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 464
  • Sales rank: 1,153,923
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.03 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Foreword
U. D'Ambrosio

Introduction
A. B. Powell and M. Frankenstein

Section I. Ethnomathematical Knowledge
A. B. Powell and M. Frankenstein

1. Ethnomathematics and its Place in the History and Pedagogy of Mathematics
U.D'Ambrosio

2. Ethnomathematics
M. Ascher and R. Ascher

Section II. Uncovering Distorted and Hidden History of Mathematical Knowledge
A. B. Powell and M. Frankenstein

3. Foundations of Eurocentrism in Mathematics
G. G. Joseph

4. Animadversions on the Origins of Western Science
M. Bernal

5. Africa in the Mainstream of Mathematics History
B. Lumpkin

Section III. Considering Interactions Between Culture and Mathematical Knowledge
A. B. Powell and M. Frankenstein

6. The Myth of the Deprived Child: New Thoughts on Poor Children
H. P. Ginsburg

7. Mathematics and Social Interests
B. Martin

8. Marx and Mathematics
D. J. Struik

Section IV. Reconsidering What Counts as Mathematical Knowledge
A. B. Powell and M. Frankenstein

9. Difference, Cognition, and Mathematics Education
V. Walkerdine

10. An Example of Traditional Women's Work as a Mathematics Resource
M. Harris

11. On Culture, Geometrical Thinking and Mathematics Education
P. Gerdes

Section V. Ethnomathematical Praxis in the Curriculum
A. B. Powell and M. Frankenstein

12. Ethnomathematics and Education
M. Borba

13. Mathematics, Culture, and Authority
M. Fasheh

14. Worldmath Curriculum: Fighting Eurocentrism in Mathematics
S. E. Aederson

15. World Cultures in the Mathematics Class
C. Zaslavsky

Section VI. Ethnomathematical Research
A. B. Powell and M. Frankenstein

16. Survey of Current Work in Ethnomathematics
P. Gerdes

17. Applications in the Teaching of Mathematics and the Sciences
R. Pinxten

18. An Ethnomathematical Approach in Mathematica Education: A Matter of Political Power
G. Knijnik

Afterword
G. Gilmer

Contributors

Index

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