ERIC Number: ED495027
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jun
Reflections from a Working-Class Scholar Who Resists and Embraces Scholarship in Mathematics Education. Working Paper No. 32
Lubienski, Sarah Theule
Appalachian Collaborative Center for Learning, Assessment, and Instruction in Mathematics (ACCLAIM)
In this paper, the author describes, from a personal standpoint, the highlights of her most relevant studies on the topic of reform and resistance in mathematics education. Having moved from being a working-class kid to a tenured professor, the author hopes that by sharing her observations and advice, others on a similar path might have a smoother transition. The paper concludes with the author's "top ten" pieces of advice for new scholars in mathematics education: (1) Follow your heart; (2) Follow your personality; (3) Recognize your advantages and disadvantages; (4) Say "no" often; (5) Collaborate with those who complement your disadvantages; (6) Be bold--ask advice of senior scholars; (7) Review (conference proposals, articles, grant proposals, etc.); (8) Appreciate the field of mathematics education; (9) Think about the job you want--there are many jobs in mathematics education; and (10) Enjoy yourself. (Contains 1 figure, 2 tables, and 1 footnote.) [Paper given at the 3rd ACCLAIM Research Symposium, Newark, Ohio, May 19, 2006.]
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Career Development, Career Guidance, Working Class, Scholarship, Personal Narratives, Educational Change, Resistance (Psychology), Emotional Intelligence, Self Concept, Personality Traits, Assertiveness, Educational Cooperation, Mentors, Evaluators, Editing, Intellectual Disciplines, Career Planning, Life Satisfaction, Well Being
Appalachian Collaborative Center for Learning, Assessment, and Instruction in Mathematics (ACCLAIM). Research Initiative, McCracken Hall, College of Education, Ohio University, Athens, OH 45710. Tel: 740-593-9869; Web site: http://www.acclaim-math.org/clearinghouse.aspx
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: Ohio Univ., Athens. Appalachian Collaborative Center for Learning, Assessment, and Instruction in Mathematics.