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ERIC Number: EJ1085766
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jul
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2151-2612
Delegating Mathematical Authority as a Means to Strive toward Equity
Dunleavy, Teresa K.
Journal of Urban Mathematics Education, v8 n1 p62-82 Jul 2015
In this article, the author provides insight into the pedagogical processes for delegating mathematical authority to students, through the use of specific classroom structures, as a means to strive toward equity. Employing qualitative methods, the author analyzes transcripts of classroom video, along with field notes and teacher and student interviews, collected during one semester of the participating teacher's Algebra I course. The author addresses how the teacher's practice was striving toward equity through the use of classroom structures that delegated mathematical authority to students. Analyses revealed that the teacher delegated mathematical authority through the use of student presentations, Shuffle Quizzes, and Participation Quizzes. Each instance featured was chosen to highlight a different facet of the ways in which delegating authority repositioned students as competent sense-makers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 9; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; High Schools
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Language: English
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