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ERIC Number: EJ1098344
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Apr
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-2004
Deweyan Democratic Agency and School Math: Beyond Constructivism and Critique
Stemhagen, Kurt
Educational Theory, v66 n1-2 p95-109 Apr 2016
In this article, Kurt Stemhagen reconstructs mathematics education in light of Dewey's democratic theory and his ideas about mathematics and mathematics education. The resulting democratic philosophy and pedagogy of mathematics education emphasizes agency and the connections between mathematics and students' social experiences. Stemhagen considers questions about the disconnect between constructivist reformers and critical mathematics educators, and he positions Dewey's ideas as a way to draw on the best of both to create an active and more democratic school math experience.
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Language: English
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