NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
ERIC Number: EJ1110800
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2332-3205
Creating Learning Environments for Indigenous Students through Cultured-Based Math Modules
Yao, Ru-Fen
Universal Journal of Educational Research, v4 n8 p1809-1814 2016
The main purposes of this one-year case study are to create learning environments for indigenous students through culture-based mathematics instructional modules, and what teachers' responds are in two tribes. The researcher leads sixteen in-service teachers and seven pre-service teachers to enter two indigenous tribes- "Cado" and "Jayama," and design culture-based math modules for indigenous students of tribal elementary schools. Through five stages of guidance, including "preparation and planning," "exploration and understanding," "reading and design," "comment and revision," and "practice and reflection," the participants work together to develop seven sets of culture-based math modules in total. Based on observation, interview, and analysis of related documents, it is shown that the implementation through culture-based mathematics instructional modules could motivate students' interest in learning math, and enhance their initiatives in the classroom. Hopefully, such cooperation between universities and local elementary schools will lead to improvement in the mathematics learning environments for the tribes.
Horizon Research Publishing. 506 North Garfield Avenue #210, Alhambra, CA 91801. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Taiwan
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A