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Critical relationships between teachers and learners of school mathematics

Wright, P.;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2017
This article draws on critical theories and perspectives on mathematics education to explain the tendency of mathematics teaching worldwide to remain focused on developing procedural understanding, despite repeated calls from the mathematics education community for a more relevant and engaging curriculum. It highlights how conventional approaches to teaching mathematics contribute towards alienating a high proportion of learners and reproducing inequities within society. The article reports on a participatory action research project, involving a group of mathematics teachers in secondary schools in England, who share a commitment for teaching mathematics for soc...
free text keywords: Mathematics pedagogy, critical mathematics education, equity, social justice, empowerment, participatory action research
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