Mathematics Education: Exploring the Culture of Learning by Barbara AllenMathematics Education: Exploring the Culture of Learning by Barbara Allen

Mathematics Education: Exploring the Culture of Learning

EditorBarbara Allen, Sue Johnston-wilder

Hardcover | December 17, 2003

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Mathematics Educationidentifies some of the most significant issues in mathematics education today. Pulling together relevant articles from authors well-known in their fields of study, the book addresses topical issues such as:

  • gender
  • equity
  • attitude
  • teacher belief and knowledge
  • community of practice
  • autonomy and agency
  • assessment
  • technology.

The subject is dealt with in three parts: culture of the mathematics classroom, communication in mathematics classrooms and pupils' and teachers' perceptions.
Students on postgraduate courses in mathematics education will find this book a valuable resource. Students on BEd and PGCE courses will also find this a useful source of reference as will teachers of mathematics, mentors and advisers.

Title:Mathematics Education: Exploring the Culture of LearningFormat:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.8 inPublished:December 17, 2003Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415326990

ISBN - 13:9780415326995

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Issues in researching mathematics learning Section 1: Culture of the mathematics classroom1. Images of mathematics, values and gender: a philosophical perspective 2. Towards a sociology of learning in primary schools3. Learners as authors in mathematics classrooms 4. Paradigmatic conflicts in informal mathematics assessment as sources of social inequity5. Constructing the 'legitimate' goal of a 'realistic' mathematics item: a comparison of 10-11 and 13-14 year olds 6. Establishing a community of practice in a secondary mathematics classroomSection 2: Communication in mathematics classrooms7. Mathematics, social class and linguistic capital: an analysis of mathematics classroom interactions8. What is the role of diagrams in communication of mathematical activity? 9. 'The Whispers' : rival classroom discourses and inquiry mathematics10. Steering between skills and creativity: a role for the computer?Section 3: Pupils' and teachers' perceptions11. The relationship of teachers' conceptions of mathematics and mathematics teaching to instructional practice12. Setting, social class and survival of the quickest  13. 'I'll be a nothing': structure, agency and the construction of identity through assessment 14. Pupils' perspectives on learning mathematics

Editorial Reviews

'The organisation of the book is exceptional and provides the reader with the opportunity to preview each of the three sections by means of an overview written by the editors ... All in all [this book] contains comprehensive and articulate coverage of the field and is thoughtfully organised.' - Education Review