ERIC Number: ED380295
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Multicultural Mathematics: A More Inclusive Mathematics. ERIC Digest.
Until recently there have not been many links to students' culture in the mathematics classroom. This may be one of the major barriers to achievement of many groups historically underrepresented in mathematics, for these students may see mathematics as a subject that has very little meaning or value for their current or future lives. This digest discusses and illustrates Banks' five dimensions of multicultural education that provide a framework for empowering all students through multicultural mathematics education: content integration, knowledge construction, prejudice reduction, equitable pedagogy, and empowering school culture and social structure. (Contains 20 references.) (MKR)
Descriptors: Bias, Cultural Enrichment, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Ethnomathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Multicultural Education, Social Structure
ERIC/CSMEE, 1929 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210-1080 (single copies free).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education, Columbus, OH.