ERIC Number: ED391849
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Equity in Mathematics Education. Influences of Feminism and Culture.
Rogers, Pat, Ed.; Kaiser, Gabriele, Ed.
This book provides educators and other interested readers with an overview of the most recent developments and changes in the field of gender and mathematics. The overview is grounded in a model for understanding how change occurs. The model, developed by P. McIntosh (1983), arose from the examination of efforts in North America to liberate mathematics from a male-dominated Eurocentric world view and to develop a more inclusive curriculum. An introductory chapter describes the McIntosh model, which moves from "womanless mathematics" through stages to a reconstructed mathematics. Twenty-six additional chapters are grouped into the following sections: (1) "Intervening with Female Students"; (2) "Working with Female Teachers"; (3) "Focusing on Practicing Teachers"; (4) "Educating the Public"; (5) "Comparative Studies"; (6) "Cultural Perspectives"; (7) "Feminist Pedagogy in Mathematics Education"; and (8) "Changing the Discipline." References follow each chapter. (Contains 1 figure and 22 tables.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Practices, Equal Education, Females, Feminism, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Models, Sex Differences, Sex Fairness, Teaching Methods
Falmer Press, Taylor & Francis Inc., 1900 Frost Road, Suite 101, Bristol, PA 19007 (paperback: ISBN-0-7507-0401-2, $24.95; clothbound: ISBN-0-7507-0400-4).
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Many chapters derived from sessions on "Gender and Mathematics Education" at the meeting of the International Congress on Mathematical Education (7th, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, August 1992).