ERIC Number: ED409175
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Multicultural and Gender Equity in the Mathematics Classroom: The Gift of Diversity. 1997 Yearbook.
Trentacosta, Janet, Ed.; Kenney, Margaret J., Ed.
This 1997 yearbook presents a vision of how research and classroom practices related to multicultural diversity and gender equity can reinforce each other to ensure a powerful mathematics program for all students regardless of their gender, race, ethnicity, or socioeconomic status. This book contains a variety of perspectives and diverse voices that address relevant issues and suggest possible models that exemplify the vision. The yearbook is organized in five parts: (1) Issues and Perspectives; (2) Classroom Cultures; (3) Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment; (4) Professional Development; and (5) Future Directions. The first section contains five papers that address topics such as the inclusion of blacks in the mathematics community and lessons from multicultural classrooms in Australia. The second section contains seven papers addressing topics such as ethnomathematics, bias in the classroom, and gender-equitable classrooms. Nine papers on a variety of equity issues, including integrating culture into the mathematics classroom and assessment, are presented in next section, and five papers that cover family involvement and communication strategies are included in the fourth section. The book concludes with two papers that discuss perspectives on the future direction of equity efforts in mathematics education. (DDR)
Descriptors: Black Students, Classroom Environment, Cultural Differences, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Ethnomathematics, Foreign Countries, Instructional Innovation, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Instruction, Minority Groups, Professional Development, Sex Differences
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 1906 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191-1593.
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Inc., Reston, VA.
Identifiers - Location: Australia