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ERIC Number: EJ1117398
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1886-1350
Investigating Stratification, Language Diversity and Mathematics Classroom Interaction
Barwell, Richard
PNA, v11 n1 p34-52 2016
Research on the socio-political dimensions of language diversity in mathematics classrooms is under-theorised and largely focuses on language choice. These dimensions are, however, likely to influence mathematics classroom interaction in many other ways than participants' choice of language. To investigate these influences, I propose that the notions of heteroglossia, orders of indexicality and scale-jumping, can provide new theoretical tools with which to understand the links between classroom interaction and broader social patterns of marginalisation. To illustrate the utility of these ideas, I include some analysis of an episode observed in a sheltered elementary school second language mathematics classroom in Canada.
Universidad de Granada Didáctica de la Matemática: Persamiento Numerico, FQM-193. Campus de Cartuja, Granada, Spain 18071. Tel: +34-958-241503; Fax: +34-958-246359; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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