Educational Studies in Mathematics

, Volume 19, Issue 2, pp 163–177 | Cite as

School mathematics in culture-conflict situations

Towards a mathematics curriculum for mutual understanding when diverse cultures come together in the same classroom
  • Norma C. Presmeg
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Abstract

In times of cultural change, education plays an especially important role. The writer suggests that even mathematics curricula, which have traditionally been considered culture-free, have a role to play in fostering mutual understanding amongst members of different cultures, after a period of cultural upheaval. Anthropological and educational sources are used to suggest points of relevance when a mathematical curriculum is designed for multi-cultural classrooms.

Keywords

Cultural Change School Mathematic Mutual Understanding Mathematical Curriculum Educational Source 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Norma C. Presmeg
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  1. 1.Faculty of EducationUniversity of Durban-WestvilleDurbanRep. of South Africa

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