ERIC Number: ED472944
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Feb
Pathways: Possibilities for Reform and Social Justice. A Reaction Paper to Smith.
This paper contains a reaction to another paper that discusses possibilities for reforming mathematics education and social justice. The author identifies the conceptualization that the pathways that students take through mathematics should be meaningful and lead to productive lives in the new labor market. The hegemony of mathematics education as a traditional pedagogy informed by transmission models of teaching, the current push in education based on economic rationalism where discourses are based on accountability, and the need to ensure that the employing bodies and other interested parties, and the extended notion of pathways as a possibility for reform in mathematics education are discussed. (KHR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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).