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Social and Political Dimensions of Mathematics Education

Current Thinking

Authors: Jurdak, M., Vithal, R., de Freitas, E., Gates, P., Kollosche, D.

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  • Focuses on the material conditions of teaching and learning
  • Details features of social life and their influence on mathematics teaching, learning and achievement
  • Provides an overview of the research on the social and political dimensions of mathematics education
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This book examines the current thinking on five critical social and political areas in mathematics education. It focuses on material conditions in teaching and learning, and details features of social life and their influence on mathematics teaching, learning and achievement. Following an introduction, the first section addresses equitable access and participation in quality mathematics education. It explores this issue in different contexts and from different ideological perspectives. The second section traces the emergence and development of the notion of activism in mathematics education in theory, in the literature, in research and in practice. The third section then moves on to explore current research on the political forces at work in identity, subjectivity and (dis)ability within mathematics education, showing how emphasis on language and discourse provides information for this research, and how new directions are being pursued to address the diverse material conditions that shape learning experiences in mathematics education. Economic factors behind mathematics achievement form the topic of section four, which examines the political dimensions of mathematics education through the influence of national and global economic structures. The final section addresses distribution of power and cultural regimes of truth, based on the premise that although often deemed apolitical, mathematics and mathematics education are highly political institutions in our society. The book concludes with a summary and recommendations for the future.

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“This volume … ‘represents the mainstreaming of this area of work as a scholarly and ongoing significant activity of the broader mathematics education community.’ … The current volume is therefore recommended both as a compelling synopsis of current thought on this topic, and as a cautionary tale about the perils of overstepping disciplinary bounds.” (Kira Hamman, MAA Reviews, July, 2017)  


Table of contents (3 chapters)

Table of contents (3 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-3

    Jurdak, Murad (et al.)

  • Survey on the State-of-the Art

    Pages 5-27

    Jurdak, Murad (et al.)

  • Summary and Looking Ahead

    Pages 29-30

    Jurdak, Murad (et al.)

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  • ISBN 978-3-319-29655-5
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-29654-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Social and Political Dimensions of Mathematics Education
Book Subtitle
Current Thinking
Authors
Series Title
ICME-13 Topical Surveys
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) if applicable and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-29655-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-29655-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-29654-8
Series ISSN
2366-5947
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 37
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