ERIC Number: ED473856
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
A 'Democratic Classroom', But Who Speaks Loudest? Research with Basic Mathematics Students.
This paper presents five snapshots of data collected by adult basic math students taking part as co-researchers in a project to investigate the discourse of an adult basic math classroom. The work is presented against a background of the Freirean influence on adult literacy and numeracy. The notions of empowerment and dialogue in the Freirean model are challenged. These samples present evidence that some of the usual ways of gathering data are flawed, and further that a research culture in the classroom fosters shifts in both classroom and research discourses. (Author/KHR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Mathematics, Education and Society Conference (MES2) (2nd, Lisbon, Spain, 2000).