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ERIC Number: EJ1131606
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: EISSN-2377-2263
Voice, Identity, and Mathematics: Narratives of Working Class Students
Hodge, Lynn Liao; Harris, Ramona Gartman
Journal of Educational Issues, v1 n2 p129-148 2015
In this paper, we present an analysis of student interview data focusing on students' ideas about mathematics and their experiences learning mathematics. We draw on the idea of "personal identity" (Cobb, Gresalfi, & Hodge, 2009) to capture the differences and similarities in students' views of math and themselves as math learners, although all student participants would be considered members of the same broad, identifiable community. The purpose of our analysis is to contribute to ongoing educational research efforts that challenge processes of essentializing and to use the construct of identity in informing how we design learning experiences and resources for working class students as they learn mathematics.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 12; Secondary Education; High Schools
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Language: English
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