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ERIC Number: EJ1074429
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 71
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1492-6156
Which Measures Count for the Public Interest?
Frankenstein, Marilyn
Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, v15 n3 p289-314 2015
The "measure" of this article is a bit different from most--there are almost as many words in the notes as in the body of the text. Notes are a significant part of my writing, both in terms of recognizing the connections and complexities among issues, trying to capture the richness of interdisciplinary teaching, and in terms of strengthening our struggles by (when relevant) referring to each other's work so that our individual work becomes understood as part of collective work to move mathematics education in the direction of the public interest. A quote I love that I often start my talks with, after saying how I talk in parentheses, although eventually closing most of them, is from a Hmong saying that translates "to speak of all kinds of things." It is often used at the beginning of an oral narrative as a way of reminding listeners that the world is full of things that may not seem to be connected but actually are; that no event occurs in isolation; that you can miss a lot by sticking to the point; and that the storyteller is likely to be rather long-winded (Fadiman, 1998, pp. 12-13). Teaching in an interdisciplinary way means that there are a lot of endnotes and a lot of parentheses, not all of which get closed--that is how to do this kind of teaching, without having to know everything and without needing a zillion years to research and teach one lesson. [This article was first published in the "International Journal of Education for Social Justice" ("RIEJS"), vol 3, no. 1, 2014. The "RIEJS" gave full permission for publishing this manuscript in the "CJSMTE."]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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