Equity In Mathematics Education: Influences Of Feminism And Culture

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 1995-03-01
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Provides an overview of current thinking about equity issues in the teaching and learning of mathematics. This text examines how better instructional practices and understanding of the nature of the mathematical enterprise can overcome the systemic obstacles that have blocked women's participation.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Equity in Mathematics Educationp. 1
Connecting Women with Mathematicsp. 13
The METRO Achievement Program: Helping Inner-City Girls Excelp. 27
Who Wants to Feel Stupid All of the Time?p. 37
Assisting Women to Complete Graduate Degreesp. 49
A National Network of Women: Why, How, and For What?p. 59
Women Do Mathsp. 66
'Girls and Computers': Making Teachers Aware of the Problemsp. 72
Common Threads: Perceptions of Mathematics Education and the Traditional Work of Womenp. 77
Culture, Gender and Mathematicsp. 91
Why Hawai'i Girls Outperform Hawai'i Boys: The Influence of Immigration and Peer Culturep. 98
Mathematics and New Zealand Maori Girlsp. 109
Equal or Different? Cultural Influences on Learning Mathematicsp. 117
Gender Inequity in Education: A Non-Western Perspectivep. 126
Gender and Mathematics: The Singapore Perspectivep. 129
Gender and Mathematics Education in Papua New Guineap. 135
The French Experience: The Effects of De-Segregationp. 141
The Contribution of Girls-Only Schools to Mathematics and Science Education in Malawip. 147
Feminism and Strategies for Redressing Gender Imbalance in Mathematicsp. 155
Women's Ways of Knowing in Mathematicsp. 163
Putting Theory into Practicep. 175
Gender Reform through School Mathematicsp. 186
We Don't Even Want to Play: Classroom Strategies and Curriculum which Benefit Girlsp. 200
Moving Towards a Feminist Epistemology of Mathematicsp. 209
Mathematics: An Abstracted Discoursep. 226
Constraints on Girls' Actions in Mathematics Educationp. 235
Epiloguep. 245
Mathematics: Beyond Good and Evil?p. 247
Notes on Contributorsp. 263
Indexp. 271
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