ERIC Number: ED469856
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Mar
Markets, Marx, Modernity and Mathematics Education: A Response to Michael Apple.
This paper is a response to Michael Apple's paper, "What Postmodernists Forget: Cultural Capital and Official Knowledge." The paper advocates Michael's identification of the current dangers and processes of the growth of new right ideologies in the development of subjectivity, society, and education. The differences in success in the education system can be explained by the differences in parents' social class background. The root causes of failure in mathematics classrooms such as the teaching sequence, misconceptions, imagery, and mental representation are not fundamentally what concerns constructivism but poverty, social disadvantage, low wages, poor housing, and social exclusion. The necessity of developing a theory of structure and agency in advanced capitalist societies is greatly needed. (KHR)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the International Mathematics Education and Society Conference (2nd, Montechoro, Portugal, March 26-31, 2000).