"Open your textbooks to page blah, blah, blah": "So I just blocked off!"

Ewing, Bronwyn F. (2004) "Open your textbooks to page blah, blah, blah": "So I just blocked off!". In Putt, Ian, Faragher, Rhonda, & McLean, Mal (Eds.) of the Twenty-Fourth Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Group of Australasia Incorporated: Mathematics Education for the Third Millennium: Towards 2010. 27-30 June. Townsville, Queensland.

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The use of textbooks in mathematics classrooms has the potential to displace a teacher’s ability to shape in their learners an identity of participation. In such settings, issues of inclusion and exclusion in learning communities are revealed. Thus, some young people are shaping an identity of non-participation maintained by the practice of relying on textbooks to teach mathematics. This paper draws on research in progress to argue that the practice of using textbooks influences identities and the forms of participation in mathematics learning communities.

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ID Code: 658
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: textbooks in secondary Mathematics, identity of participation, inclusion, exclusion, learning communities, early school leavers, non, completers of school, participation, identity
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 25 Jan 2005 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:05

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