ERIC Number: ED465539
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Facing Equity: Facing Ourselves. Weaving Gender Equity into Math Reform.
This article discusses the issue of defining and facing equity elementary mathematics classrooms. It is argued that teachers have difficulty facing the fact of inequity in classrooms and that a deep conversation about equity is often avoided because many people are uncomfortable with disagreement. Two strategies for promoting in-depth dialogue about equity are presented. It is concluded that educators must confront their personal beliefs and examine how they are affecting students' lives and student performance. (MM)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Elementary Education, Equal Education, Ethnicity, Gender Issues, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Instruction, Sex Discrimination, Socioeconomic Status, Teacher Attitudes
TERC, Inc., Weaving Gender Equity, 2067 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02144. Tel: 617-547-0430. For full text: http://www.terc.edu/wge/facingequity.html.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: TERC, Cambridge, MA.
Note: Article first appeared in "Hands On!" (TERC, Spring 2000, Vol. 23, No. 1).