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Grootenboer, Peter; Jorgensen, Robyn – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2009

In writing this paper we draw considerably on the work of Jo Boaler and Leone Burton. Boaler's studies of classrooms have been particularly poignant in alerting the mathematics education community to a number of key features of successful classrooms, and how such features can turn around the successes for students who traditionally perform poorly…

Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Teaching Methods, Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction

Boaler, Jo – FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 2005

In stark contrast to the recommendations of the current White Paper, Jo Boaler's recent research suggests that the radical progressive state school commitment to mixed ability teaching has, in the case of this landmark study, led to better results and better life-chances than its more traditional counterpart whose ability grouping practices…

Descriptors: Social Class, Ability Grouping, Educational Practices, Social Bias

DeVitis, Joseph L., Ed.; Irwin-DeVitis, Linda, Ed. – Peter Lang New York, 2010

Written by a prominent array of scholars and practitioners, this book elucidates the complexities, contradictions, and confusion surrounding adolescence in American culture and education. For too long, harmful public myths and lies have portrayed teenagers as a principal cause of our nation's social ills. Similar unfair charges have been lodged…

Descriptors: Caring, African Americans, Females, Democracy

Boaler, Jo – FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 2013

Recent scientific evidence demonstrates both the incredible potential of the brain to grow and change and the powerful impact of growth mindset messages upon students' attainment. Schooling practices, however, particularly in England, are based upon notions of fixed ability thinking which limits students' attainment and increases…

Descriptors: Brain, Cognitive Ability, Mathematics Achievement, Child Development

Pateman, Neil A., Ed; Dougherty, Barbara J., Ed.; Zilliox, Joseph T., Ed. – International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 2003

This volume of the 27th International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education Conference presents papers from: plenary panels; research forums; working sessions; discussion groups; short oral communications; and poster sessions from the meeting. Plenary lectures included: (1) Studying and Capturing the Complexity of Practice: The Case of…

Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Motion, Foreign Countries, Psychology

Speiser, Robert, Ed.; Maher, Carolyn A., Ed.; Walter, Charles N., Ed. – 2001

This book contains volume 1 of the proceedings of the 23rd annual meeting of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME) held October, 2001 in Snowbird, Utah. Papers include: (1) "Opening the Dimensions of Mathematical Capability: The Development of Knowledge, Practice and Identity in Mathematics Classrooms" (Jo…

Descriptors: Algebra, Educational Assessment, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education

Goos, Merrilyn, Ed.; Brown, Ray, Ed.; Makar, Katie, Ed. – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2008

This document presents the proceedings of the 31st Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA). The theme of this conference is "Navigating Currents and Charting Directions." The theme reminds us that, although we are constantly pushed to account for the quality and impact of our research, we need to…

Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Constructivism (Learning), Educational Development, Practicums

Boaler, Jo – British Educational Research Journal, 2008

Equity is a concept that is often measured in terms of test scores, with educators looking for equal test scores among students of different cultural groups, social classes or sexes. In this article the term "relational equity" is proposed to describe equitable relations in classrooms; relations that include students treating each other with…

Descriptors: High Schools, Mathematics Achievement, High Achievement, Teaching Methods

Boaler, Jo – Phi Delta Kappan, 2006

The poor performance of students in America's urban high schools, both in absolute terms and in comparison with their more economically secure counterparts in suburban schools, is a critical issue for the country, and the opportunity for all students to learn mathematics has been heralded as the new "civil right." In a recent study of mathematics…

Descriptors: Global Approach, Teaching Methods, Urban Schools, Suburban Schools

Boaler, Jo – Theory Into Practice, 2006

This article describes the ways in which the mathematics department of an urban, ethnically diverse school brought about high and equitable mathematics achievement. The teachers employed heterogeneous grouping and complex instruction, an approach designed to counter status differences in classrooms. As part of this approach teachers encouraged…

Descriptors: Urban Schools, Student Diversity, High Achievement, Mathematics Achievement

Boaler, Jo – Educational Leadership, 2006

In a four-year, longitudinal study conducted between 2000 and 2004, the author followed 700 students as they progressed through three high schools: a diverse, urban school as well as two suburban schools. Although incoming freshmen at the urban school scored significantly lower in mathematics than incoming students at the two suburban schools, by…

Descriptors: High School Students, Student Diversity, Urban Schools, Mathematics Achievement

Boaler, Jo; Staples, Megan – Teachers College Record, 2008

Background/Context: School tracking practices have been documented repeatedly as having negative effects on students' identity development and attainment, particularly for those students placed in lower tracks. Despite this documentation, tracking persists as a normative practice in American high schools, perhaps in part because we have few models…

Descriptors: High Schools, Heterogeneous Grouping, Educational Change, Teaching Methods

Mathematics and Science Inequalities in the United Kingdom: When Elitism, Sexism and Culture Collide

Boaler, Jo; Altendorff, Lori; Kent, Geoff – Oxford Review of Education, 2011

An examination of gender, social class and ethnicity performance and participation patterns in different UK countries shows that inequities occur in relation to gender, class and ethnicity but that the patterns of inequity look quite different in the three domains. Achievement is equal for different genders but many more males take mathematics…

Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Discrimination, Gender Bias, Gender Differences

Sullivan, Peter; Jorgensen, Robyn; Boaler, Jo; Lerman, Steve – Mathematics Education Research Journal, 2013

This article draws on the outcomes of a 4-year project where complex instruction was used as the basis for a reform in mathematics teaching in remote Aboriginal communities in Australia. The article describes the overall project in terms of the goals and aspirations for learning mathematics among remote Indigenous Australians. Knowing that the…

Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Educational Change, Rural Areas

Boaler, Jo – International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 2003

In this paper I will explore three contrasting teaching and learning environments, including one in which students engage in a "dance of agency". I will move from a consideration of classroom practices to a contention that our work as researchers of mathematics education should pay more attention to teaching practices. Further, that understanding…

Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Intermode Differences