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ERIC Number: EJ861770
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1386-4416
"The Conference Was Awesome": Social Justice and a Mathematics Teacher Conference
Meaney, Tamsin; Trinick, Tony; Fairhall, Uenuku
Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, v12 n6 p445-462 Dec 2009
Professional development comes in many forms, some of which are deemed more useful than others. However, when groups of teachers are excluded, or exclude themselves, from professional development opportunities, then there is an issue of social justice. This article examines the experiences of a group of teachers from a Maori-medium school who attended a mathematics teacher conference. By analysing the teachers' sense of belonging through their ideas about engagement, alignment and imagination, we are able to describe how different kinds of relationships influence the inclusion/exclusion process. This leads to a discussion about what can be done by the teachers as well as conference organisers to increase these teachers' likelihood of attending further conferences in the future.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New Zealand