Rethinking Mathematics

Teaching Social Justice by the Numbers

Author: Eric Gutstein

Publisher: Rethinking Schools

ISBN: 0942961544

Category: Education

Page: 179

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A collection of more than thirty articles shows teachers how to weave social justice principles throughout the math curriculum, and how to integrate social justice math into other curricular areas as well.

Place- and Community-Based Education in Schools

Author: Gregory A. Smith,David Sobel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134999917

Category: Education

Page: 184

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Place- and community-based education – an approach to teaching and learning that starts with the local – addresses two critical gaps in the experience of many children now growing up in the United States: contact with the natural world and contact with community. It offers a way to extend young people’s attention beyond the classroom to the world as it actually is, and to engage them in the process of devising solutions to the social and environmental problems they will confront as adults. This approach can increase students’ engagement with learning and enhance their academic achievement. Envisioned as a primer and guide for educators and members of the public interested in incorporating the local into schools in their own communities, this book explains the purpose and nature of place- and community-based education and provides multiple examples of its practice. The detailed descriptions of learning experiences set both within and beyond the classroom will help readers begin the process of advocating for or incorporating local content and experiences into their schools.

Mathematics Teaching, Learning, and Liberation in the Lives of Black Children

Author: Danny Bernard Martin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135590958

Category: Education

Page: 376

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With issues of equity at the forefront of mathematics education research and policy, Mathematics Teaching, Learning, and Liberation in the Lives of Black Children fills the need for authoritative, rigorous scholarship that sheds light on the ways that young black learners experience mathematics in schools and their communities. This timely collection significantly extends the knowledge base on mathematics teaching, learning, participation, and policy for black children and it provides new framings of relevant issues that researchers can use in future work. More importantly, this book helps move the field beyond analyses that continue to focus on and normalize failure by giving primacy to the stories that black learners tell about themselves and to the voices of mathematics educators whose work has demonstrated a commitment to the success of these children.

Education in North America

Author: D. E. Mulcahy,D. G. Mulcahy,Roger Saul

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472505158

Category: Education

Page: 336

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Education in North America is a concise and thorough reference guide to the main themes in American and Canadian education from their historical roots to the present time. The book brings a global awareness to the discussion of local issues in North American education and sheds light on the similar and different ways that Canada and the United States have moved in light of political and social changes. Scholarly contributions made by active researchers from the region provide an overview of each country's education system, the way in which it arose, and its current state of affairs.

Wenn die Welt ein Dorf wäre ...

ein Buch über die Völker der Erde

Author: David J. Smith,Shelagh Armstrong

Publisher: Wien : Jungbrunnen

ISBN: 9783702657437

Category: Géographie humaine - Ouvrages pour la jeunesse

Page: 32

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Die Welt ist ein Dorf, in dem 100 Menschen leben: alle Nationalitäten, Altersstufen, Religionen, Hautfarben u.a.

Reading and Writing the World with Mathematics

Toward a Pedagogy for Social Justice

Author: Eric Gutstein

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136284656

Category: Education

Page: 272

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Mathematics education in the United States can reproduce social inequalities whether schools use either "basic-skills" curricula to prepare mainly low-income students of color for low-skilled service jobs or "standards-based" curricula to ready students for knowledge-intensive positions. And working for fundamental social change and rectifying injustice are rarely included in any mathematics curriculum. Reading and Writing the World with Mathematics argues that mathematics education should prepare students to investigate and critique injustice, and to challenge, in words and actions, oppressive structures and acts. Based on teacher-research, the book provides a theoretical framework and practical examples for how mathematics educators can connect schooling to a larger sociopolitical context and concretely teach mathematics for social justice.

Public Health and Social Justice

Author: Martin Donohoe

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118236769

Category: Medical

Page: 656

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Praise for Public Health and Social Justice "This compilation unifies ostensibly distant corners of ourbroad discipline under the common pursuit of health as anachievable, non-negotiable human right. It goes beyond analysis toimpassioned suggestions for moving closer to the vision of healthequity." —Paul Farmer, MD, PhD, Kolokotrones UniversityProfessor and chair, Department of Global Health and SocialMedicine, Harvard Medical School; co-founder, Partners InHealth "This superb book is the best work yet concerning therelationships between public health and social justice." —Howard Waitzkin, MD, PhD, Distinguished ProfessorEmeritus, University of New Mexico "This book gives public health professionals, researchers andadvocates the essential knowledge they need to capture the energythat social justice brings to our enterprise." —Nicholas Freudenberg, DrPH, Distinguished Professor ofPublic Health, the City University of New York School of PublicHealth at Hunter College "The breadth of topics selected provides a strong overview ofsocial justice in medicine and public health for readers new to thetopic." —William Wiist, DHSc, MPH, MS, senior scientist andhead, Office of Health and Society Studies, InterdisciplinaryHealth Policy Institute, Northern Arizona University "This book is a tremendous contribution to the literature ofsocial justice and public health." —Catherine Thomasson, MD, executive director,Physicians for Social Responsibility "This book will serve as an essential reference for students,teachers and practitioners in the health and human services who arecommitted to social responsibility." —Shafik Dharamsi, PhD, faculty of medicine, Universityof British Columbia


Klug, erfolgreich, und trotzdem unglücklich

Wie intelligente Menschen Zufriedenheit finden

Author: Dr. Raj Raghunathan

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641199085

Category: Psychology

Page: 432

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Intelligent und erfolgreich – aber nicht glücklich? Wem scheinbar alles mühelos gelingt, der ist nicht zwangsläufig zufrieden. Was ist es, das smarte Menschen hindert, unbeschwert zu sein? Der Psychologe Raj Raghunathan beschreibt sieben Verhaltensweisen intelligenter Menschen, die dem Glück oft im Weg stehen. Mit hilfreichen Anekdoten, praktischen Übungen und anschaulichen Erklärungen führt er seine Leser zu einem besseren Verständnis dessen, was wir zum Glücklichsein brauchen.



Rethinking Our Classrooms

Teaching for Equity and Justice

Author: Bill Bigelow

Publisher: Rethinking Schools

ISBN: 0942961277

Category: Education

Page: 244

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Readings, resources, lesson plans, and reproducible student handouts aimed at teaching students to question the traditional ideas and images that interfere with social justice and community building.

Reinventing critical pedagogy

Author: César Augusto Rossatto,Ricky Lee Allen,Marc Pruyn

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc

ISBN: 9780742538870

Category: Education

Page: 258

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Presents a collection of papers that focus on race and ethnicity in critical pedagogy, theoretical premises and concepts, and empirical studies.

Rethinking Early Childhood Education

Author: Ann Pelo

Publisher: Rethinking Schools Limited

ISBN: 9780942961416

Category: Education

Page: 235

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Rethinking Early Childhood Education is alive with the conviction that teaching young children involves values and vision. This anthology collects inspiring stories about social justice teaching with young children. Included is outstanding writing from childcare teachers, early-grade public school teachers, scholars, and parents. Early childhood is when we develop our core dispositions--the habits of thinking that shape how we live. This book shows how educators can nurture empathy, ecological consciousness, curiosity, collaboration, and activism in young children. It invites readers to rethink early childhood education, reminding them that it is inseparable from social justice and ecological education. An outstanding resource for childcare providers, early-grade teachers, and teacher education and staff development programs. Winner of a 2009 Skipping Stones Honor Award.


Embracing Mathematics

On Becoming a Teacher and Changing with Mathematics

Author: Peter Appelbaum,with David Scott Allen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135892237

Category: Education

Page: 368

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This alternative textbook for courses on teaching mathematics asks teachers and prospective teachers to reflect on their relationships with mathematics and how these relationships influence their teaching and the experiences of their students. Applicable to all levels of schooling, the book covers basic topics such as planning and assessment, classroom management, and organization of classroom experiences; it also introduces some novel approaches to teaching mathematics, such as psychoanalytic perspectives and post-modern conceptions of curriculum. Traditional methods-of-teaching issues are recast in a new discourse, provoking new ideas for making mathematics education meaningful to teachers as well as their students. Co-authored by a professor and coordinator of mathematics education programs, with illustrative contributions from practicing elementary, middle, and high school mathematics teachers, this book is a unique collaboration across all pre-college grades, making it ideal for teacher discussion groups at any level. Embracing Mathematics: integrates pedagogy and content exploration in ways that are unique in mathematics education features textboxes with reflection questions and suggested explorations that can be easily utilized as homework for a course or as discussion opportunities for teacher reading groups offers examples of teachers’ action research projects that grew out of their interactions with the main chapters in the book is not narrowly limited to mathematics education but incorporates curriculum studies – an invaluable asset that allows instructors to find more ways to engage students in self-reflexive acts of teaching Embracing Mathematics is intended as a method text for undergraduate and master’s-level mathematics education courses and more specialized graduate courses on mathematics education, and as a resource for teacher discussion groups.