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ERIC Number: EJ1084838
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1467-5986
Language, Culture and Access to Mathematics: A Case of One Remote Aboriginal Community
Jorgensen, Robyn
Intercultural Education, v26 n4 p313-325 2015
For many students, coming to learn mathematics is as much about the pedagogical relay through which concepts are conveyed as it is about the mathematics per se. This relay comprises social, cultural and linguistic norms as well as the mathematical discourse. In this study, I outline the practices of one remote school and how the teaching practices scaffold Indigenous learners whose home language is different from the language of instruction (Standard Australian English) as they come to learn mathematics. Through various strategies, teachers have created positive learning environments that celebrate the home languages of the students while supporting the transition into Standard Australian English and the discourse of mathematics.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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