Presents mathematics education from a culturally responsive perspective. This collection tackles the crucial issues of teaching mathematics to an ethnically diverse school population, including the political dimension of mathematics education within the context of governmental efforts to improve achievement in school mathematics.
At a time of rapid demographic change and amidst the many educational challenges facing the US, this critical new collection presents mathematics education from a culturally responsive perspective. It tackles the most crucial issues of teaching mathematics to an ethnically diverse school population, including the political dimension of mathematics education within the context of governmental efforts to improve achievement in school mathematics. "Culturally Responsive Mathematics Education" moves beyond a point of view that is internal to mathematics education as a discipline, and instead offers a broad perspective of mathematics as a significant, liberating intellectual force in our society. The editors of this volume bring together contributions from many of the leading teachers, teacher educators, researchers, scholars, and activists who have been working to reorient mathematics education in ways that reflect mathematics education as accomplished, first and foremost, through human interactions.
Acknowledgments Foreword, Ubiratan D'Ambrosio Introduction Foundations and Backgrounds 1. Culture and the Development of Mathematics: An Historical Perspective, Frank J. Swetz 2. New Philosophy of Mathematics: Implications for Mathematics Education, Paul Ernest 3. An Ethnomathematical Perspective on Culturally Responsive Mathematics Education, Swapna Mukhopadhyay, Arthur B. Powell and Marilyn Frankenstein 4. Seeing With Many Eyes: Connections Between Anthropology and Mathematics, Jim Barta and Mary E. Brenner 5. What Mathematics Teachers Need to Know about Culture and Language, Judit Moschkovich and Sharon Nelson-Barber 6. The Politics of Mathematics Education in the US: Dominant and Counter Agendas, Eric Gutstein 7. Conceptions of Assessment of Mathematical Proficiency and their Implications for Cultural Diversity, Dalton Miller-Jones and Brian Greer Teaching and Learning 8. Preparing Culturally Responsive Mathematics Teachers, Geneva Gay 9. Mathematics Literacy and Liberation: Reframing Mathematics Education for African American Children, Danny Bernard Martin and Ebony O. McGee 10. Culturally Responsive Mathematics Education in the Algebra Project, Robert Moses, Mary Maxwell West and Frank E. Davis 11. A Two Way Process for Developing Effective Culturally Based Math: Examples from Math in a Cultural Context, Jerry Lipka, Evelyn Yane, Dora Andrew-Ihrk and Shehenaz Adam 12. Native American Analogues to the Cartesian Coordinate System, Ron Eglash 13. Privileging Mathematics and Equity in Teacher Education: Framework, Counter-Resistance Strategies and Reflections from a Latina Mathematics Educator, Julia M. Aguirre 14. Latina Mothers' Perceptions about the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics: Implications for Parental Participation, Marta Civil and Beatriz Quintos 15. Culturally Responsive College Level Mathematics, Mark K. Davis, Shandy Hauk and M. Paul Latiolais