TY - CHAP

T1 - Social justice and sociocultural perspectives in mathematics education

AU - Atweh, Bill

AU - Meaney, Tamsin

AU - McMurchy-Pilkington, Colleen

AU - Neyland, Jim

AU - Trinick, Tom

N1 - Imported on 12 May 2017 - DigiTool details were: publisher = Flaxton, QLD: Post Pressed, 2004. editor/s (773b) = Bob Perry, Glenda Anthony, Carmel Diezmann; Issue no. (773s) = 2; Parent title (773t) = Research in Mathematics Education in Australasia 2000-2003.

PY - 2004

Y1 - 2004

N2 - This is the third chapter on "sociocultural perspectives" to appear in MERGA reviews of trends in mathematics education in Australasia. The first chapter (Atweh, Cooper, & Kanes, 1992) considered research reported in the period 1988-1991 while the second chapter (Zevenbergen, Atweh, Kanes, & Cooper, 1996) considered research in the period 1992-1995. This chapter considers research trends in the period 2000-2003. It discusses research under three headings. Like the previous reviews, factors associated with disadvantage such as ethnicity and socioeconomic background are discussed in the first section. Factors associated with the teacher are also discussed here in the second section of the chapter. However, this discussion is limited to teachers' professionalisation and socialisation. Included in this is the area of research on teachers' values because it is an emerging area on the international scene with a significant contribution from Australasian researchers. Finally, like the previous reviews, new theoretical perspectives used by mathematics educators are reviewed in the third section of this chapter. In addition emerging interests in mathematics education in global context are also discussed.

AB - This is the third chapter on "sociocultural perspectives" to appear in MERGA reviews of trends in mathematics education in Australasia. The first chapter (Atweh, Cooper, & Kanes, 1992) considered research reported in the period 1988-1991 while the second chapter (Zevenbergen, Atweh, Kanes, & Cooper, 1996) considered research in the period 1992-1995. This chapter considers research trends in the period 2000-2003. It discusses research under three headings. Like the previous reviews, factors associated with disadvantage such as ethnicity and socioeconomic background are discussed in the first section. Factors associated with the teacher are also discussed here in the second section of the chapter. However, this discussion is limited to teachers' professionalisation and socialisation. Included in this is the area of research on teachers' values because it is an emerging area on the international scene with a significant contribution from Australasian researchers. Finally, like the previous reviews, new theoretical perspectives used by mathematics educators are reviewed in the third section of this chapter. In addition emerging interests in mathematics education in global context are also discussed.

KW - Global context

KW - Indigenous education

KW - Mathematics education research

KW - Poststructural

KW - Professional development

KW - Social factors in education

KW - Sociocultural perspective

KW - Student background

KW - Teachers as professionals

M3 - Chapter

SN - 1876682647

SP - 29

EP - 52

BT - Research in Mathematics Education in Australasia 2000-2003

PB - Post Pressed

CY - Flaxton, QLD

ER -