The author captures three inter-related dilemmas that lie at the heart of teaching mathematics in multilingual classrooms: code-switching, mediation, and transparency. She provides a sharp analysis and strong theoretical grounding, pulling together research related to the relationship between language and mathematics, communicating mathematics, and mathematics in bi-/multilingual settings and offers a direct challenge to dominant research on communication in mathematics classrooms.
Table of Contents
Foreword; D. Pimm. Acknowledgements. A Note on Terminology.
1. The Elusive Dynamics of Teaching Mathematics in Multilingual Classrooms.
2. Complexity and Diversity: The Language and Mathematics Education Terrain in South Africa.
3. Accessing Teachers' Tacit and Articulated Knowledge.
4. Dilemmas in Teaching: A Prelude and Frame.
5. Teachers Talking about Teaching: The Emergence of Dilemmas.
6. Language(s) as Resource and the Dilemma of Code-Switching.
7. Dilemmas of Mediation in a
8. The Dilemma of Transparency: Language Visibility in the Multilingual Classroom.
9. Central Dilemmas as Curriculum and Research Agenda.
Endnotes. References. Subject Index. Index of Names. Appendices.