ERIC Number: ED201511
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Cultural Contexts of Science and Mathematics Education: A Bibliographic Guide.
Designed to help educators become aware of the fact that science and mathematics curriculum materials may be viewed as culture laden packages, this bibliography of over 800 references is international in scope. Regions selected for study are Australia and Papua New Guinea, Britain, the Anglophone countries of Africa, and China. (Only items published in English are included). The book contains nine chapters: (1) General References; (2) The Economic Context; (3) The Context of Language; (4) The Political Context; (5) The Religious and Philosophical Context; (6) The Social Context; (7) Cognitive Research; (8) The Curriculum; and (9) Three Case Studies. Three indexes, by author, by country, and by school subject, are also included. In addition the materials annotated are crossreferenced, both within chapters and between chapters. It is intended to be read by persons interested in the cultural context of school education and the influence of that context on the teaching and learning of science and mathematics. (PEB)
Descriptors: Cultural Context, Cultural Differences, Cultural Influences, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Problems, Ethnomathematics, Ethnomathematics, International Educational Exchange, Mathematics Education, Multicultural Education, Science Course Improvement Projects, Science Education
Centre for Studies in Science Education, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, England (no price quoted).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Leeds Univ. (England). Centre for Studies in Science Education.