Mathematics Education Within the Postmodern

Mathematics Education Within the Postmodern

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The papers presented in this volume are all very welcome because they challenge accepted wisdoms about both the nature of mathematics and of education. They bring to bear on this intersection a postmodern sensibility which engages with the grand narratives of mathematics education. It is a groundbreaking volume in which each of the chapters develops for mathematics education the importance of insights from mainly French intellectuals of the past: Foucault, Lacan, Lyotard, Deleuze. The chapters address issues relevant to mathematics education, not from the discipline's familiar viewpoints, but towards theory development for mathematics education in contemporary society. What is particularly important is the way in which their analyses of the discursive practices that make up mathematics education allow us to think differently about researching and teaching mathematics.Eight children from both of the preschools were followed into their first- school classes, where participant observations using the same ... pictures of infants, children and adults, representing the members of their family and paste them beside each other on a piece of card. ... represent the members of their family; a€c create one-to-one correspondence between each family member and a picture; and a€c cut outanbsp;...

Title:Mathematics Education Within the Postmodern
Author:Margaret Walshaw
Publisher:IAP - 2004-01-01


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