Debates in Mathematics Education Dawn Leslie

ISBN: 9780415623858

Published: October 10th 2013

Paperback

212 pages


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Debates in Mathematics Education  by  Dawn Leslie

Debates in Mathematics Education by Dawn Leslie
October 10th 2013 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 212 pages | ISBN: 9780415623858 | 7.72 Mb

Debates in Mathematics Education explores and highlights the major issues and debates mathematics teachers will encounter throughout their professional life. By opening up theory and research in a way that is linked to practice, the book encouragesMoreDebates in Mathematics Education explores and highlights the major issues and debates mathematics teachers will encounter throughout their professional life. By opening up theory and research in a way that is linked to practice, the book encourages teachers to consider relevant debates in order to reach their own informed judgements and reflect on their own teaching practice.Written by a team of experts in the field, the chapters provide a balanced and comprehensive take on historical and current mathematics debates.

Covering a broad range of issues in the pedagogy, politics, philosophy and sociology of mathematics education, the book reflects wider trends in mathematics education research and presents this research in an accessible but academic manner.Debates considered include:Gender, social class and ethnicity in the mathematics classroomPopular culture and mathematicsPolitics and mathematicsThe history of mathematicsThe concept of ability and its impact on learningThe notion and importance of mathematical literacyTheory and methods for teaching and learning mathematicsCurriculum and assessmentProviding up-to-date, in-depth material to inform and help shape research, writing and practice and develop a deeper understanding of the debates surrounding mathematics education, this book will be a valuable resource for any student or practising teacher engaged in initial teacher training, continuing professional development and Masters level study.



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