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ERIC Number: EJ1179249
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jun
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0042-0972
Black Mathematics Educators: Researching toward Racial Emancipation of Black Students
Ridgeway, Monica L.; McGee, Ebony O.
Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, v50 n2 p301-322 Jun 2018
This article focuses on the scholarship of Black mathematics education researchers whose work focuses on Black students in P-20 mathematics spaces. We conducted a metasynthesis literature review of empirical studies by Black mathematics education researchers. The authors utilized critical theories of race and racism to aid in the synthesis of the literature. The Black researchers we reviewed challenged the perspective that failure and limited persistence in Black students who are learning and participating in mathematics is normative. As a critical defense, these scholars offer research that problematizes test score data, race and racism, opportunities to learn mathematics, identity considerations, and other constructs that produce unequal effects in mathematics learning. We found that Black mathematics education researchers strategically disrupt the deficit narrative about Black students. Black scholars select theoretical frameworks that allow them to focus on race and how racism operates in mathematics education. We present this research to incite dialogue among all mathematics educators about improving the mathematical context for Black students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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