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Mathematics As “Gate-Keeper” (?): Three Theoretical Perspectives That Aim Toward Empowering All Children With A Key To The Gate, David W. Stinson Jan 2004

Mathematics As “Gate-Keeper” (?): Three Theoretical Perspectives That Aim Toward Empowering All Children With A Key To The Gate, David W. Stinson

Middle-Secondary Education and Instructional Technology Faculty Publications

In this article, the author’s intent is to begin a conversation centered on the question: How might mathematics educators ensure that gatekeeping mathematics becomes an inclusive instrument for empowerment rather than an exclusive instrument for stratification? In the first part of the discussion, the author provides a historical perspective of the concept of “gatekeeper” in mathematics education. After substantiating mathematics as a gatekeeper, the author proceeds to provide a definition of empowering mathematics within a Freirian frame, and describes three theoretical perspectives of mathematics education that aim toward empowering all children with a key to the gate: the situated ...


Cooperative Learning In Hong Kong Primary And Secondary Schools., Gertrude Tinker Sachs Jan 2004

Cooperative Learning In Hong Kong Primary And Secondary Schools., Gertrude Tinker Sachs

Middle and Secondary Education Faculty Publications

In this issue of the IASCE Forum, Gertrude Tinker Sachs and Dean Tjosvold write about how cooperative learning was introduced in Hong Kong. One avenue was through teachers of English at the primary and secondary levels. This is described in the article below. The other was at the university level through the work of the Hong Kong Cooperative Learning Center.