Our lives are lived, in actual fact, among changing, varying realities, subject to the casual play of external necessities, and modifying themselves according to specific conditions within specific limits; and yet we act and strive and sacrifice ourselves and others by reference to fixed and isolated abstractions which cannot possibly be related either to one another or to any concrete facts
This is one of the few books in the literature of critical mathematics education (CME), a new but growing domain of study. The book is based on Eric Gutstein’s classroom teaching experience in a low-income middle school in Chicago, where most of the students were Latino. Gutstein states that his research methodology was practitioner-action research as framed by Anderson, Herr, and Nihlen (1994).
High School Mathematics Lessons to Explore, Understand, and Respond to Social Injustice / Robert Q. Berry, Basil M. Conway, Brian R. Lawler, and John W. Staley
The book confidently announces that it is for all teachers, teaching coaches, administrators, school district managers, teacher educators, and “private education companies” who wish to address social injustice in math classes.
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