ERIC Number: ED484948
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Sep
Can Everyone Master Mathematics?
Dieckmann, Jack; Montemayor, Aurelio
Intercultural Development Research Association
Twenty secondary math and science teachers from a large urban school district in Texas were recently asked: Why don't English language learners succeed in school? Their answers included: students feel isolated because of language, students get mixed up with gangs, and students do not value education. This article compares student-attributed and school attributed explanations for the persistent failure of many students to develop mathematical thinking and offers alternatives for success. Educational practices, ingredients for success, and natural math are described. A list of math resources is included. [This document originally appeared in the "IDRA Newsletter", however some accompanying charts and graphs may not be provided here.]
Descriptors: Science Teachers, English (Second Language), Urban Schools, Second Language Learning, Educational Practices, Mathematics Instruction, Academic Failure, Mathematics Teachers
Intercultural Development Research Association. 5835 Callaghan Road Suite 350, San Antonio, TX 78228-1190. Tel: 210-444-1710; Fax: 210-444-1714; Web site: http://www.idra.org
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: Intercultural Development Research Association, San Antonio, TX.