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ERIC Number: EJ1059341
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jun
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 74
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1954
Agency and Positioning in a Multilingual Mathematics Classroom
Norén, Eva
Educational Studies in Mathematics, v89 n2 p167-184 Jun 2015
This paper draws on data from a first grade multilingual mathematics classroom in Sweden. I explore how students' agency is pronounced in the classroom that actually can be a site where mathematics reform-oriented pedagogy thrives and how the emphasis on language support in such classrooms can support reform-oriented pedagogy. I argue that the emphasis on reform-oriented pedagogy can support the learning of mathematics and a second language, simultaneously. By analysing discursive practices, I show how this supportive relationship operates alongside the on-going processes of normalisation whereby students' mother tongues continue to be erased or ignored.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 1; Primary Education; Elementary Education; Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Sweden