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Quality Indigenous education for students in rural and remote locations: perspectives from newly qualified teachers
conference contributionposted on 2023-05-23, 07:01 authored by Bronwyn ReynoldsBronwyn Reynolds
Mathematics is often perceived as a culture-free, objective discipline. There is considerable evidence, however, that mathematics is inextricably linked to local culture. The history of mathematics reflects the development of social culture, and branches of mathematics have developed, and continue to develop, to solve problems in a particular context. Mathematics as taught in schools is affected by the language, ethos and needs of the society. Curriculum development is not context free, and the choice of what mathematics to include, or at which point in schooling particular mathematics topics should be addressed is as much a political as an educational decision. Examples of ways in which mathematics education is intertwined with society and the challenges and opportunities that the links with local culture present for mathematics education will be explored. The implications for cross-cultural research will be discussed.
Publication titleInternational Innovative Research in a Changing and Challenging World: Conference Proceedings
EditorsS Fan, T Le, Q Le and Y Yue
Department/SchoolFaculty of Education
PublisherAustralian Multicultural Interaction Institute
Place of publicationLaunceston, Tasmania
Event titleInternational Innovative Research in a Changing and Challenging World
Event VenuePhuket, Thailand
Date of Event (Start Date)2012-05-16
Date of Event (End Date)2012-05-18
Rights statementCopyright 2012 Australian multicultural Interaction Institute.