ERIC Number: EJ519256
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1996
With Numeracy for All: Urban Schools and the Reform of Mathematics Education.
Robinson, Sharon P.
Urban Education, v30 n4 p379-94 Jan 1996
Advocates that mathematics education reform in urban schools cannot happen without socioeconomic efforts to lessen poverty in inner cities and protect urban America's youth. The paper argues that the most successful reform initiatives will be holistic in nature and that the covert racism and ethnocentrism in educational materials that marginalizes, bores, and disillusions poor or minority students must end. (GR)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Algebra, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Low Income Groups, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Education, Minority Groups, Public Schools, Racial Relations, Social Problems, Urban Areas, Urban Schools
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Special issue: "Urban Schools and Mathematics Reform: Implementing New Standards."