Tensions and possibilities: Indigenous parents doing mathematics education curriculum development

Tamsin Meaney, Uenuku Fairhall

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    Abstract

    This paper investigates tensions faced by indigenous parents in developing a mathematics curriculum. These included an uncertainty about their role in regard to their contribution and what they could gain from being involved. We suggest that a community, which exists because their children attend a school, needs to have opportunities for shared activities first. These can be used as starting points for curriculum discussions so that the tensions can be alleviated and the possibilities taken advantage of more fully.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationMathematics education research
    Subtitle of host publicationInnovation, networking, opportunities: Proceedings of the Twentysixth Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA-26).
    Place of PublicationSydney, NSW
    PublisherMERGA
    Pages507-514
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Electronic)192084600X
    Publication statusPublished - 2003
    EventAnnual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia - Geelong, VIC, Australia
    Duration: 06 Jul 200310 Jul 2003

    Conference

    ConferenceAnnual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
    CountryAustralia
    Period06/07/0310/07/03

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