Ethnomathematics: Challenging Eurocentrism in Mathematics Education (S U N Y SERIES, REFORM IN MATHEMATICS EDUCATION)

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Presents the emerging field of ethnomathematics from a critical perspective, challenging particular ways in which Eurocentrism permeates mathematics education and mathematics in general.

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Arthur B. Powell is Associate Professor in the Academic Foundations Department at Rutgers University Newark. He has coauthoredMath: A Rich Heritage, translated Sona Geometry: Reflections on the Tradition of Sand Drawings in Africa South of the Equator, and cotranslatedSipatsi: Technology, Art and Geometry in Inhambane.

Marilyn Frankenstein is Professor at the Center for Applied Language and Mathematics, College of Public and Community Service at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. She has also writtenBasic Algebra and Relearning Mathematics: A Different Third R-Radical Maths. Together, they are co-founders of the Criticalmathematics Educators Group and members of theRadical Teacher Editorial Collective.

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This volume brings focus to the issues of access and equity within mathematics and identifies ways to assist teachers in providing quality mathematics to traditionally underserved and underrepresented students. Culturally responsive pedagogy is an area that is sorely lacking given the fact that our nation s classrooms are becoming increasingly diverse. We cannot have enough work in this area. Such material should be required for teacher preparation as well as professional development. Sharon Nelson-Barber, Far West Laboratory for Education Research and Development
This is a collection of some of the most important papers in ethnomathematics. The authors provide insightful and historical analyses of the development and use of mathematical concepts. Traditionally, this perspective is absent from discussions in mathematics education, yet this book makes a unique contribution to the literature. William F. Tate, University of Wisconsin Madison"

"This volume brings focus to the issues of access and equity within mathematics and identifies ways to assist teachers in providing quality mathematics to traditionally underserved and underrepresented students. Culturally responsive pedagogy is an area that is sorely lacking given the fact that our nation's classrooms are becoming increasingly diverse. We cannot have enough work in this area. Such material should be required for teacher preparation as well as professional development." -- Sharon Nelson-Barber, Far West Laboratory for Education Research and Development

"This is a collection of some of the most important papers in ethnomathematics. The authors provide insightful and historical analyses of the development and use of mathematical concepts. Traditionally, this perspective is absent from discussions in mathematics education, yet this book makes a unique contribution to the literature." -- William F. Tate, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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