Improving Access to Mathematics: Diversity and Equity in the Classroom / Edition 1

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Key experts with extensive research and classroom experience examine how the multiple dimensions of race, class, culture, power, and knowledge interact in mathematics classrooms to foster and create inequities. Chapters explore new theoretical perspectives, describe successful classroom practices, and offer insights into how we might develop an effective sociocultural approach to equity in math education. Seeing diversity as an instructional resource rather than as an obstacle to be overcome, this forward-looking volume: Helps us to understand the process by which diverse learners experience mathematics education. Examines the way students' identities can influence their mathematics learning. Describes mathematics education programs that have demonstrated their success with poor, urban, and rural students of color. Explains why certain teaching and learning interventions are successful. Offers culturally based approaches to mathematics education, including activities for the classroom.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807747285
  • Publisher: Teachers College Press
  • Publication date: 12/21/2006
  • Series: Multicultural Education Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.12 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Table of Contents

Series Foreword   James A. Banks     vii
Preface     xi
Introduction   Na'ilah Suad Nasir   Paul Cobb     1
Research, Reform, and Equity in U.S. Mathematics Education   Sarah Theule Lubienski     10
Paying the Price for "Sugar and Spice": Shifting the Analytical Lens in Equity Research   Jo Boaler     24
(Re)Defining Equity: The Importance of a Critical Perspective   Rochelle Gutierrez     37
"So One Question Leads to Another": Using Mathematics to Develop a Pedagogy of Questioning   Eric Gutstein     51
Transactions of Mathematical Knowledge in the Algebra Project   Frank E. Davis   Mary Maxwell West   James G. Greeno   Melissa S. Gresalfi   H. Taylor Martin   Robert Moses   Marian Currell     69
Bilingual Mathematics Learners: How Views of Language, Bilingual Learners, and Mathematical Communication Affect Instruction   Judit Moschkovich     89
Building on Community Knowledge: An Avenue to Equity in Mathematics Education   Marta Civil     105
Social Valorization of Mathematical Practices: The Implications for Learners in Multicultural Schools   Guida de Abreu   Tony Cline     118
Identity, Goals, and Learning: The Caseof Basketball Mathematics   Na'ilah Suad Nasir     132
Mathematics Learning and Participation in the African American Context: The Co-construction of Identity in Two Intersecting Realms of Experience   Danny Bernard Martin     146
Culture, Identity, and Equity in the Mathematics Classroom   Paul Cobb   Lynn Liao Hodge     159
References     173
About the Contributors     195
Index     201
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