ERIC Number: EJ691050
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar
Values Education in the Mathematics Classroom: Subject Values, Educational Values and One Teacher's Articulation of Her Practice
Bills, Liz; Husbands, Chris
Cambridge Journal of Education, v35 n1 p7-18 Mar 2005
The issue of values has been a longstanding concern of mathematics education research. Attempts have been made to analyze the specifically mathematical values which characterize the practice of mathematics teachers. In this paper we draw on one teacher's articulation of her practice to explore values issues in the teaching of mathematics, drawing both on the mathematics education literature and the general values education literature. We find a discontinuity between the concerns of these two literatures and argue that neither offers a sufficiently subtle conceptual framework for the analysis of classroom practice.
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Values Education, Mathematics Education, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Ethical Instruction
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