Towards Equity in Mathematics Education

Gender, Culture, and Diversity

  • Helen Forgasz
  • Ferdinand Rivera

Part of the Advances in Mathematics Education book series (AME)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVIII
  2. Equity and Gender

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-7
    2. Ferdinand Rivera, Helen Forgasz
      Pages 1-3
  3. Equity and Culture

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 193-197

About this book

Introduction

The pursuit of equity in mathematics education is an important concern in the history of the present. Since there is no doubt about the significant role of mathematics in almost every aspect of life, it means that all individuals regardless of sex, in any age range, and in whatever context need to be provided with an opportunity to become mathematically able. The publication of his Springer volume on equity in mathematics education is situated at a time when there is strong and sustained research evidence indicating the persistence of an equity gap in mathematics, which has now enabled the mathematics education community to engage in a discourse of access for all.

The volume gathers together twenty major chapters that tackle a variety of issues associated with equity in mathematics education along the dimensions of gender, culture, curriculum diversity, and matters of a biological nature. The research studies that are reported and discussed in the volume have been drawn from an international group of distinguished scholars whose impressive, forward-looking, and thought- provoking perspectives on relevant issues incite, broaden, and expand complicated conversations on how we might effectively achieve equity in mathematics education at the local, institutional, and systemic levels. Further, the up-to-date research knowledge in the field that is reflected in this volume provides conceptual and practical outlines for mechanisms of change, including models, examples, and usable theories that can inform the development of powerful equitable practices and the mobilization of meaningful equity interventions in different contexts of mathematics education.

 

Keywords

Culture Diversity Equity Gender Mathematics Education

Editors and affiliations

  • Helen Forgasz
    • 1
  • Ferdinand Rivera
    • 2
  1. 1.Fac. EducationMonash UniversityClaytonAustralia
  2. 2.Dept. MathematicsSan Jose State UniversitySan JoseUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27702-3
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-27701-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-27702-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1869-4918
  • Series Online ISSN 1869-4926
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