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Social Justice and Sociocultural Perspectives

Atweh, Bill, Meaney, Tamsin, McMurchy, Colleen, Neyland, Jim, & Trinick, Tony (2004) Social Justice and Sociocultural Perspectives. In Perry, Bob, Anthony, Glenda, & Diezmann, Carmel (Eds.) Research in Mathematics Education in Australasia 2000-2003. Post Pressed, Brisbane, pp. 29-52.

Abstract

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.

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Item Type: Book Chapter
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Keywords: sociocultural perspective, mathematics education research, student background, social factors in education, indigenous education, cross cultural research, teachers as professionals, professional development, poststructural, global context, Bill Atweh
ISBN: 1876682647
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > SOCIOLOGY (160800) > Sociology of Education (160809)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 Post Pressed
Deposited On: 06 Jan 2006
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:06

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