Researching the Socio-Political Dimensions of Mathematics Education Issues of Power in Theory and Methodology

This book examines mathematics education research from socio-political perspectives. It is organized in dialogic units which examine issues such as the critique of existing research results based on the adoption of socio-political approaches; the implications of alternative theoretical tools in rese...

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Bibliographic Details
Other Authors: Valero, Paola (Editor), Zevenbergen, Robyn (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: New York, NY Springer US 2004, 2004
Edition:1st ed. 2004
Series:Mathematics Education Library
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Collection: Springer Book Archives -2004 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Setting the Scene of this Book
  • Socio-political Perspectives on Mathematics Education
  • First Dialogic Unit: Challenging Traditional Research Areas from Socio-political Perspectives
  • The Socio-political Context of the Mathematics Classroom
  • Assessment, Learning and Identity
  • Second Dialogic Unit: Finding Alternative Theoretical Tools
  • Postmodernity and Social Research in Mathematics Education
  • Problematising Culture and Discourse for Mathematics Education Research
  • Third Dialogic Unit: Researching in Conflictive situations
  • Dichotomies, Complementarities and Tensions
  • Lessons from Research with a Social Movement
  • Fourth Dialogic Unit: Addressing the Researcher’s Positioning
  • Researching the School Mathematics Culture of ‘Others’
  • The Fly on the Edge of the Porridge Bowl
  • Fifth Dialogic Unit: Adopting Critical Approaches in Research Methodology
  • Understanding for Changing and Changing for Understanding
  • Research Methodology and Critical Mathematics Education
  • Methodological Challenges for Mathematics Education Research from a Critical Perspective
  • Epilogoue: Talking Back to Mathematics Education Research
  • School Subjects, the Politics of Knowledge, and the Projects of Intellectuals in Change