Mathematics for Equity: A Framework for Successful Practice

Mathematics for Equity: A Framework for Successful Practice


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Mathematics for Equity: A Framework for Successful Practice by Na'ilah Suad Nasir

In this book, nationally renowned scholars join classroom teachers to share equity-oriented approaches that have been successful with urban high school mathematics students. Compiling for the first time major research findings and practitioner experiences from Railside High School, the volume describes the evolution of a fundamentally different conception of learners and teaching. The chapters bring together research and reflection on teacher collaboration and professional community, student outcomes and mathematics classroom culture, reform curricula and pedagogy, and ongoing teacher development. Mathematics for Equity will be invaluable reading for teachers, schools, and districts interested in maintaining a focus on equity and improving student learning while making sense of the new demands of the Common Core State Standards.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780807755624
Publisher: Teachers College Press
Publication date: 06/27/2014
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 559,573
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Series Foreword James A. Banks vii

Acknowledgments xi

1 Introduction Na'ilah Suad Nasir Carlos Cabana Barbara Shreve Estelle Woodbury Nicole Louie 1

Part I The Railside Approach

2 Creating Mathematical Futures Through an Equitable Teaching Approach: The Case of Railside School Jo Boaler Megan E. Staples 11

3 Working Toward an Equity Pedagogy Carlos Cabana Barbara Shreve Estelle Woodbury 35

4 Promoting Student Collaboration in a Detracked, Heterogeneous Secondary Mathematics Classroom Megan E. Staples 53

Part II Student Experiences at Railside

5 What You Can't Learn from a Book: Alumni Perspectives on Railside Mathematics Maria D. Velazquez Nicole Louie 77

6 "Taking Up Our Space": Becoming Competent Learners in Mathematics Classrooms Victoria Hand 91

7 "Everybody Can Be Somebody": Expanding and Valorizing Secondary School Mathematics Practices to Support Engagement and Success Lisa M. Jilk 107

Part III Teacher Learning and Professional Community

8 Building a Vision for Equitable Learning Ruth Tsu Rachel Lotan Ruth Cassey 129

9 Teachers' Learning on the Job Ilana Seidel Horn 145

10 Learning from Teaching, Together Ilana Seidel Horn Judith Warren Little 163

11 Building and Sustaining Professional Community for Teacher Learning Carlos Cabana Barbara Shreve Estelle Woodbury 175

Part IV Moving on and Looking Forward

12 Derailed at Railside Nicole Louie Na'ilah Suad Hasir 187

13 Reculturing High School Mathematics Departments for educational Excellence and Equity Lisa M. Jilk Karen O'Connell 207

14 Conclusion: Reflections on the Practices and Principles That Support Equity Math Teaching at Railside Na'ilah Suad Nasir Carlos Cabana Barbara Shreve Estelle Woodbury Nicole Louie 233

Notes 237

References 243

About the contributors 255

Index 259

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