The University of Montana
Department of Mathematical Sciences

Technical report #13/2008

International Perspectives on Social Justice in Mathematics Education

Bharath Sriraman
Dept. of Mathematical Sciences
The University of Montana


Abstract

International Perspectives and Research on Social Justice in Mathematics Education is the highly acclaimed inaugural monograph of The Montana Mathematics Enthusiast now available through IAP. The book covers prescient social, political and ethical issues for the domain of education in general and mathematics education in particular from the perspectives of critical theory, feminist theory and social justice research. The major themes in the book are (1) relevant mathematics, teaching and learning practices for minority and marginalized students in Australia, Brazil, South Africa, Israel, Palestine, and the United States., (2) closing the achievement gap in the U.K, U.S and Iceland across classes, ethnicities and gender, and (3) the political dimensions of mathematics. The fourteen chapters are written by leading researchers in the international community interested and active in research issues of equity and social justice.

Keywords: education; educational equalization; equity; minorities; political dimensions of mathematics education; social justice

AMS Subject Classification: 97

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Pre-print of Monograph1 of The Montana Mathematics Enthusiast: Monograph Series in Mathematics Education published by Information Age Publishing, Charlotte, NC.