New Directions in Mathematics and Science Education

Opening the Cage

Critique and Politics of Mathematics Education

Editors: Skovsmose, Ole, Greer, Brian (Eds.)

  • Written by experts, Gives a modern approach, Comprehensive in Scope

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The picture on the front of this book is an illustration for Totakahini: The tale of the parrot, by Rabindranath Tagore, in which he satirized education as a magnificent golden cage. Opening the cage addresses mathematics education as a complex socio-political phenomenon, exploring the vast terrain that spans critique and politics. Opening the cage includes contributions from educators writing critically about mathematics education in diverse contexts. They demonstrate that mathematics education is politics, they investigate borderland positions, they address the nexus of mathematics, education, and power, and they explore educational possibilities. Mathematics education is not a free enterprise. It is carried on behind bars created by economic, political, and social demands. This cage might not be as magnificent as that in Tagore’s fable. But it is strong. Opening the cage is a critical and political challenge, and we may be surprised to see what emerges.

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Skovsmose, Ole (et al.)

    Pages 1-19

  • Mathematics As A Weapon in The Struggle

    Gutstein, Eric Rico

    Pages 23-48

  • A Critical Approach to Equity

    Pais, Alexandre

    Pages 49-91

  • The Role of Mathematics in The Destruction of Communities, and What We Can Do To Reverse This Process, Including Using Mathematics

    Fasheh, Munir Jamil

    Pages 93-105

  • The Usa Mathematics Advisory Panel

    Greer, Brian

    Pages 107-124

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Opening the Cage
Book Subtitle
Critique and Politics of Mathematics Education
Editors
  • Ole Skovsmose
  • Brian Greer
Series Title
New Directions in Mathematics and Science Education
Series Volume
23
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Sense Publishers
Copyright Holder
SensePublishers
eBook ISBN
978-94-6091-808-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-6091-808-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 400
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