What Counts as Mathematics?: Technologies of Power in Adult and Vocational Education / Edition 1

What Counts as Mathematics?: Technologies of Power in Adult and Vocational Education / Edition 1

by Gail E. FitzSimons
     
 

This book presents an institutional study located at the intersection mathematics education and vocational education. Using the concept of technology as a unifying theme, it presents a critique of neoliberalist policies and their impact upon curriculum, teachers' work, and the apparent de-institutionalization of vocational education - with particular reference to

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This book presents an institutional study located at the intersection mathematics education and vocational education. Using the concept of technology as a unifying theme, it presents a critique of neoliberalist policies and their impact upon curriculum, teachers' work, and the apparent de-institutionalization of vocational education - with particular reference to mathematics education and the consequences for adult students as (potential) workers and citizens.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402006692
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
07/31/2002
Series:
Mathematics Education Library Series, #28
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2002
Pages:
276
Product dimensions:
0.61(w) x 9.21(h) x 6.14(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgement and Dedication. Introduction. Prelude. 1. What Counts as Mathematics? Institutions and Images. 2. Technology, Mathematics, and Industry. 3. Interlude. 4. Technologies of Power: Recontextualising Texts. 5. Technologies of Power: The Recontextualising Field. 6. Technologies of Power: Knowledge Production and Distribution. 7. Conclusion. Appendix 1: Glossary of Acronyms. References.

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