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ERIC Number: EJ1013754
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jan
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0021-8251
Power, Identity, and Mathematical Practices Outside and Inside School
Nasir, Na'ilah Suad; de Royston, Maxine McKinney
Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, v44 n1 p264-287 Jan 2013
How issues of power and identity play out in mathematical practices are described by Na'ilah Suad Nasir and Maxine McKinney de Royston. Their article offers a perspective on how to better understand the sociopolitical nature of teaching and learning mathematics. They present data from studies of mathematics teaching and learning in out-of-school settings, offering a sociocultural, then a sociopolitical analysis (attending to race, identity, and power), noting the value of the latter. They developed a set of theoretical tools that move from the sociocultural to the sociopolitical in studies of mathematics teaching and learning. (Contains 2 figures, 1 table, and 6 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California
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