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ERIC Number: ED210153
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
First Glances at Language and Culture in Mathematics Education.
Ortiz-Franco, Luis
This document highlights points made in papers presented in the two scheduled sessions devoted to issues in mathematics education affecting minority students at the 1980 National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) conference. The first meeting was part of the official NCTM conference program. The second meeting was sponsored by the National Institute of Education (NIE). Points from a total of three papers presented over the two meetings are discussed. A paper concerned with verbal problem solving in mathematics among Chicano students is the first to be summarized, as it was only discussed at the NCTM session. The other two were further discussed at the NIE-sponsored meeting. Broad areas of ideas from both these papers are combined in a summary that reviews the following topic areas: bilingual education, curriculum, teaching and teacher training, ethnography, testing, and basic research. It is noted that there is a general lack of replications of research studies with minority students on findings and practices that are from mathematics education research that focus on the majority. It is felt the absence of such replications adds to the dubiousness of purportedly generalized outcomes, and needs to be remedied. (MP)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A