ERIC Number: EJ558835
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: 0
The Construction of the Social Context of Mathematics Classrooms: A Sociolinguistic Analysis.
Atweh, Bill; Cooper, Tom J.; Bleicher, Robert E.
Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, v29 n1 p63-82 Jan 1998
Presents a study which employed sociolinguistics perspectives to investigate the social context of two mathematics classrooms that differed in socioeconomic background and gender of students. Argues that as mathematical knowledge is being constructed in the classroom, student participants are being constructed by the teachers according to their ability in and need for different dialects of mathematics. Contains 31 references. (Author/ASK)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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