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Culturally specific pedagogy in the mathematics classroom : strategies for teachers and students / Jacqueline Leonard.

Author/creator Leonard, Jacqueline
Format Book and Print
Publication InfoNew York, NY : Routledge, 2008.
Descriptionxix, 207 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Supplemental Content Table of contents
Subject(s)
Contents Culture, community, and mathematics achievement -- Cognition and cultural pedagogy -- Cultural pedagogy -- Problem solving, problem posing, multi-cultural literature and computer scaffolding -- The underground railroad : a context for learning mathematics and social justice -- Women in aviation and space : the importance of gender role models in mathematics education -- Learning mathematics for empowerment in linguistically and culturally diverse classrooms -- Race and achievement in mathematics.
Review "This text advocates the use of culturally specific pedagogy to enhance the mathematics instruction of diverse students. It accomplishes this by making clear the link between research and practice and offering lesson templates that teachers can use with ethnically and culturally diverse students and with females. Specifically, the text draws on sociocultural theory and research on culture and mathematics cognition to focus on three goals: using qualitative research to extend the literature on culturally based education to African American and Latina/o children in their development of mathematical knowledge and skills; using cognition research as it applies to better understanding of minority students' goals, cognitive forms, and the interplay or transfer of out-of-school and in-school practices; and using pedagogical research to field-test new instructional methods for culturally diverse and female students."--Jacket.
Local noteECMC-473549--305131069355+
Local noteECMC-473549--305131069355+
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 191-202) and index.
Issued in other formOnline version: Leonard, Jacqueline. Culturally specific pedagogy in the mathematics classroom. New York, NY : Routledge, 2008
Issued in other formOnline version: Leonard, Jacqueline. Culturally specific pedagogy in the mathematics classroom. New York, NY : Routledge, 2008
LCCN 2007023657
ISBN9780805861051 (alk. paper)
ISBN080586105X (alk. paper)
ISBN9781410614612
ISBN1410614611

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