Culturally specific pedagogy in the mathematics classroom : strategies for teachers and students
Source:Routledge, New York, p.207 (2008)
Call Number:Cubb QA13 .L46 2008
Keywords:Critical pedagogy--United States, Mathematics--Study and teaching--United States--Social aspects, Minorities--Education--United States, Multicultural education--United States
"This compelling text advocates the use of culturally specific pedagogy to enhance the mathematics instruction of diverse students. It accomplishes this by making clear the link between research and practice and offering lesson templates that teachers can use with ethnically and culturally diverse students and with females. Specifically, the text draws on sociocultural theory and research on culture and mathematics cognition to focus on three goals: using qualitative research to extend the literature on culturally based education to African American and Latina/o children in their development of mathematical knowledge and skills; using cognition research as it applies to better understanding of minority students' goals, cognitive forms, and the interplay or transfer of out-of-school and in-school practices; and using pedagogical research to field-test new instructional methods for culturally diverse and female students."