Mathematics Education in a Context of Inequity, Poverty and Language Diversity

Mathematics Education
 
Author:
Mamokgethi Phakeng & Stephen Lerman
Publisher: Springer
ISBN No: 978-3-319-38824-3
Release at: 2016
Pages: 173
Edition:
First Edition/ Giving Direction and Advancing the Field
File Size: 4 MB
File Type: pdf
Language: English



Description of Mathematics Education in a Context of Inequity, Poverty and Language Diversity


This Mathematics Education in a Context of Inequity, Poverty and Language Diversity book is dedicated to the remarkable career of Jill Adler and the role she has played in growing in South Africa research mathematics education, Africa and beyond. Her work epitomizes what is referred to as the ‘engaged scholar’, Included in the latter is her enormous contribution to research capacity development has made a substantial contribution by her work with research teams and graduate students, particularly in South Africa during a critical time of political transition.

Content of Mathematics Education in a Context of Inequity, Poverty and Language Diversity



1 Adler’s Contribution to Research on Mathematics Education and Language Diversity ................................. 1
Mamokgethi Phakeng and Anthony A. Essien

2 Bakhtin and Some Dilemmas of Mathematics–Language ........ 7
Richard Barwell and David Pimm

3 Dilemmas and the Teaching of Mathematics: A Conversation of Commitments, Obligations, and Ambivalence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Daniel Chazan and David Pimm

4 Coming of Age: A Time to Ponder—A Tribute to Jill Adler . . . . . . 33
Abraham Arcavi and Ronnie Karsenty

5 Establishing a Community of Practice of Leading African Scholars in Mathematics Education: The Significant Contribution of Prof. Jill Adler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Mellony Graven, Mamokgethi Phakeng, and Thabiso Nyabanyaba

6 Successful Postgraduate Mathematics Education Supervision . . . . 59
Renuka Vithal and Busisiwe Goba

7 Researcher as Activist: A Conversation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Anna Sfard and Hamsa Venkat

8 Defining the Problems of Mathematics Education, Getting the Description Right and Making It Count: Jill Adler’s Contribution and Beyond . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Kate le Roux, Willy Mwakapenda, Craig Pournara, Nancy Chitra, Vasen Pillay, and Bruce Tobias

9 Variation and Contingency in Mathematics Teacher Education: Considerations for the Development of a Knowledge Base for Teaching . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
Paula Ensor

10 Teachers Editing Textbooks: Transforming Conventional Connections Among Teachers, Textbook Authors, and Mathematicians . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
Ruhama Even, Michal Ayalon, and Shai Olsher

11 Jill Adler: Biographical Contributions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
Stephen Lerman

Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161

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