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Critical Mathematics Education

Author : Paul Ernest
ISBN : 9781681232614
Genre : Education
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Mathematics is traditionally seen as the most neutral of disciplines, the furthest removed from the arguments and controversy of politics and social life. However, critical mathematics challenges these assumptions and actively attacks the idea that mathematics is pure, objective, and value?neutral. It argues that history, society, and politics have shaped mathematics—not only through its applications and uses but also through molding its concepts, methods, and even mathematical truth and proof, the very means of establishing truth. Critical mathematics education also attacks the neutrality of the teaching and learning of mathematics, showing how these are value?laden activities indissolubly linked to social and political life. Instead, it argues that the values of openness, dialogicality, criticality towards received opinion, empowerment of the learner, and social/political engagement and citizenship are necessary dimensions of the teaching and learning of mathematics, if it is to contribute towards democracy and social justice. This book draws together critical theoretic contributions on mathematics and mathematics education from leading researchers in the field. Recurring themes include: The natures of mathematics and critical mathematics education, issues of epistemology and ethics; Ideology, the hegemony of mathematics, ethnomathematics, and real?life education; Capitalism, globalization, politics, social class, habitus, citizenship and equity. The book demonstrates the links between these themes and the discipline of mathematics, and its critical teaching and learning. The outcome is a groundbreaking collection unified by a shared concern with critical perspectives of mathematics and education, and of the ways they impact on practice.

International Handbook Of Mathematics Education

Author : Alan Bishop
ISBN : 9789400914650
Genre : Education
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ALAN J. BISHOP Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia RATIONALE Mathematics Education is becoming a well-documented field with many books, journals and international conferences focusing on a variety of aspects relating to theory, research and practice. That documentation also reflects the fact that the field has expanded enormously in the last twenty years. At the 8th International Congress on Mathematics Education (ICME) in Seville, Spain, for example, there were 26 specialist Working Groups and 26 special ist Topic Groups, as well as a host of other group activities. In 1950 the 'Commission Internationale pour I 'Etude et l' Amelioration de l'Enseignement des Mathematiques' (CIEAEM) was formed and twenty years ago another active group, the 'International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education' (PME), began at the third ICME at Karlsruhe in 1976. Since then several other specialist groups have been formed, and are also active through regular conferences and publications, as documented in Edward Jacobsen's Chapter 34 in this volume.

Gi 20 Jahrestagung I

Author : Andreas Reuter
ISBN : 9783642761188
Genre : Computers
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Hauptprogramm: Planung und Management; Gesellschaftliche Auswirkungen; Software-Entsorgung; Informatik als Werkzeug; Visualisierung; Simulation technischer Systeme; Parallele Rechner. Fachgespräche: Computergestützte Informations-, Planungs- und Steuerungssysteme im Unternehmen; Einsatz wissensbasierter Systeme im Dienstleistungsbereich; Informationssysteme in medizinischen Anwendungen - Wechselwirkung zwischen Anforderung und Systemleistung; Was erwarten Anwenderinnen von der Informatik?; Intelligente Lernsysteme; Software-Projekt-Management; Ohne Theorie keine Anwendungen; Mensch/ Maschine-Schnittstelle in der Computer Animation - deskriptive und generative Systeme. Die beiden Bände enthalten die Vorträge der 20. Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Informatik in Stuttgart. Die Tagung stand unter dem Motto "Informatik auf dem Weg zum Anwender" und beschäftigte sich demgemäß ausführlich mit der Umsetzung von Informatik-Methoden in unterschiedlichen Applikationsbereichen. Fachleute, betroffene Anwender und interessierte Nicht-Informatiker erhalten eine präzise Bestandsaufnahme dessen, was die Informatik derzeit leisten kann und wohin ihre weitere Entwicklung vermutlich führen wird.

Essays On The Foundations Of Mathematics And Logic

Author : Giandomenico Sica
ISBN : 9788876990144
Genre : Mathematics
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Wissenschaft Im Krieg Krieg In Der Wissenschaft

Author : Heinz-Werner Göbel
ISBN : UOM:39015033107080
Genre : Business & Economics
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Cultural Perspectives On The Mathematics Classroom

Author : Steve Lerman
ISBN : 9789401711999
Genre : Education
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Mathematics teaching and learning have been dominated by a concern for the intellectual readiness of the child, debates over rote learning versus understanding and, recently, mathematical processes and thinking. The gaze into today's mathematics classroom is firmly focused on the individual learner. Recently, however, studies of mathematics in social practices, including the market place and the home, have initiated a shift of focus. Culture has become identified as a key to understanding the basis on which the learner appropriates meaning. The chapters in this timely book attempt to engage with this shift of focus and offer original contributions to the debate about mathematics teaching and learning. They adopt theoretical perspectives while drawing on the classroom as both the source of investigation and the site of potential change and development. The book will be of fundamental interest to lecturers and researchers and to teachers concerned with the classroom as a cultural phenomenon.

Psychology Of Mathematics Education

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Library Recommendations For Undergraduate Mathematics

Author : Lynn Arthur Steen
ISBN : UOM:39015057374137
Genre : Mathematics
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For The Learning Of Mathematics

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