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ERIC Number: EJ757718
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Feb
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
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ISSN: ISSN-0013-1954
Language and Culture in Mathematics Education: Reflections on Observing a Romany Class in a Greek School
Stathopoulou, Charoula; Kalabasis, Fragiskos
Educational Studies in Mathematics, v64 n2 p231-238 Feb 2007
This communication discusses an aspect of language and culture that informs the identity of a group of Romany students as they learn mathematics. Observations were made by the authors in a multicultural community in Athens. We explore how Romany language roles and features significantly affect the teaching and learning of mathematics. As examples, the use of language to create belonging, and the centrality of oral traditions are considered. The wider context of this language feature is situated in, and cannot be separated from, other cultural features such as the everyday economic reality of Romany culture.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Greece (Athens)