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ERIC Number: EJ924742
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Sep
Pages: 30
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 73
ISSN: ISSN-1571-0068
Intercultural Perspectives on Mathematics Learning--Developing a Theoretical Framework
Prediger, Suzanne
International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, v2 n3 p377-406 Sep 2004
This paper explores Alan Bishop's assumption that all formal mathematics education produces cultural conflicts between the children's everyday culture and the culture of mathematics. Existing empirical studies support the assumption that mathematics learning indeed has some intercultural aspects which can be differentiated in language factors, effects of overlapping, divergent aims and purposes and moments of foreignness. Analysing mathematics learning in this way from an intercultural perspective allows us to integrate perspectives and results from psychological and pedagogical research on intercultural communication and intercultural learning into mathematics education research. Since these results are located on the descriptive and on the prescriptive level, they can be activated both for analysing and for arranging learning processes in an intercultural setting. Hence, in the third part, prescriptive consequences and didactical orientations are formulated for organising mathematics learning as intercultural learning.
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Language: English
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