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ERIC Number: EJ936882
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0228-0671
Snips and Snails and Puppy Dogs' Tails: Genderism and Mathematics Education
Esmonde, Indigo
For the Learning of Mathematics, v31 n2 p27-31 2011
This paper contrasts public discussions about the educational troubles of boys and girls to consider what a gender equitable mathematics education might look like. Both public discussions and mathematics education research typically do not carefully define or theorize gender, tend to essentialize gender, and have narrow or unclear definitions of equity. In contrast, I discuss an approach to theorizing gender that draws from queer and feminist thought. I highlight the presence of genderism in mathematical content and pedagogy, and suggest some future directions for gender equitable research related to mathematics education.
FLM Publishing Association. 382 Education South, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2G5, Canada. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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