Mathematics Educators: Identity, Beliefs, Roles and Ethical Dilemmas

Peter Grootenboer

Research output: Book chapter/Published conference paperConference paper

7 Downloads (Pure)

Abstract

For some time now the beliefs, attitudes and emotions of preservice primary teachers towards mathematics have been seen as problematic in their development as teachers of mathematics. In response, mathematics educators have changed their preservice courses to attend to these affective qualities. These changes have required mathematics educators to undertake different roles. The focus upon affective reform has given rise to a number of moral and ethical issues, and in this paper these concerns are discussed. The discussion concludes with a call for mathematics educators to give more overt attention to the ethical dilemmas that are inherent in mathematics education courses that have an affective dimension.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMERGA 29
Subtitle of host publicationIdentities, cultures and learning spaces
EditorsPeter Grootenboer, Robyn Zevenbergen, Mohan Chinnappan
Place of PublicationAdelaide, Australia
PublisherMERGA Inc
Pages270-277
Number of pages8
Volume1
ISBN (Electronic)1920846123
Publication statusPublished - 2006
EventMathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA) Conference 2006 - Rydges Lakeside Hotel, Canberra, Australia
Duration: 01 Jul 200605 Jul 2006
https://merga.net.au/Public/Publications/Annual_Conference_Proceedings/2006_MERGA_CP.aspx (conference proceedings)

Conference

ConferenceMathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA) Conference 2006
Abbreviated titleIdentities, Cultures and Learning Spaces
CountryAustralia
CityCanberra
Period01/07/0605/07/06
Internet address

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Mathematics Educators: Identity, Beliefs, Roles and Ethical Dilemmas'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Grootenboer, P. (2006). Mathematics Educators: Identity, Beliefs, Roles and Ethical Dilemmas. In P. Grootenboer, R. Zevenbergen, & M. Chinnappan (Eds.), MERGA 29: Identities, cultures and learning spaces (Vol. 1, pp. 270-277). MERGA Inc.