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Georgia State University

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How Is It That One Particular Statement Appeared Rather Than Another?: Opening A Different Space For Different Statements About Urban Mathematics Education, David W. Stinson Dec 2010

How Is It That One Particular Statement Appeared Rather Than Another?: Opening A Different Space For Different Statements About Urban Mathematics Education, David W. Stinson

Middle-Secondary Education and Instructional Technology Faculty Publications

In this editorial, the author applies Michel Foucault's concept of "discursive formations" to examine fictions, fantasies, and power relationships in mathematics education research.


Voices, Echoes, And Narratives: Multidimensional Experiences Of Three Teachers Immersed In Ethnomathematical Encounters In Morocco, Mekyah Q. Mcqueen, Stanley F. H. Shaheed, Curtis V. Goings, Iman C. Chahine Dec 2010

Voices, Echoes, And Narratives: Multidimensional Experiences Of Three Teachers Immersed In Ethnomathematical Encounters In Morocco, Mekyah Q. Mcqueen, Stanley F. H. Shaheed, Curtis V. Goings, Iman C. Chahine

Middle-Secondary Education and Instructional Technology Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


The Sixth International Mathematics Education And Society Conference: Finding Freedom In A Mathematics Education Ghetto, David W. Stinson Jul 2010

The Sixth International Mathematics Education And Society Conference: Finding Freedom In A Mathematics Education Ghetto, David W. Stinson

Middle-Secondary Education and Instructional Technology Faculty Publications

In this editorial, the author relates his experiences at the Sixth International Mathematics Education and Society Conference, held March 2010 in Berlin, Germany, and explores whether urban mathematics educators can navigate historically marginalized racial, ethnic, religious, cultural, gendered, sexual, intellectual, and other communities to find freedom in a what he sees as a "mathematics education ghetto."


Collaborative Evaluative Inquiry: A Model For Improving Mathematics Instruction In Urban Elementary Schools, Iman C. Chahine, Lesa M. Covington Clarkson Jul 2010

Collaborative Evaluative Inquiry: A Model For Improving Mathematics Instruction In Urban Elementary Schools, Iman C. Chahine, Lesa M. Covington Clarkson

Middle-Secondary Education and Instructional Technology Faculty Publications

In this article, the authors describe the cyclical process of a collaborative evaluative inquiry project and the data collected throughout the project—data that not only informed "next steps" during the project but also show promise in documenting the benefits of such projects. Over a period of 18 months, seven elementary teachers from a K–6 urban elementary school collaborated with university personnel using Parsons’s (2002) Evaluative Inquiry Model, a 5-stage, cyclical model that includes defining, planning, and investigating challenges; collecting, analyzing, and synthesizing data; and communicating findings that transpire through collaborative inquiry. Overall, the project focused on improving ...


The Nuts And Bolts: A Review Of Culturally Specific Pedagogy In The Mathematics Classroom: Strategies For Teachers And Students, Shonda Lemons-Smith Jul 2010

The Nuts And Bolts: A Review Of Culturally Specific Pedagogy In The Mathematics Classroom: Strategies For Teachers And Students, Shonda Lemons-Smith

Middle-Secondary Education and Instructional Technology Faculty Publications

The author reviews Jacqueline Leonard's Culturally Specific Pedagogy in the Mathematics Classroom: Strategies for Teachers and Students.


(Re)Storying Obama: An Examination Of Recently Published Informational Texts, Laura A. May, Teri Holbrook, Laura E. Meyers Jan 2010

(Re)Storying Obama: An Examination Of Recently Published Informational Texts, Laura A. May, Teri Holbrook, Laura E. Meyers

Early Childhood and Elementary Education Faculty Publications

American publishers have published numerous children’s books about Barack Obama over the past several years; most take the form of informational biographies. This article reports on a research project aimed at how these books incorporate sociohistorical narratives, particularly those related to the civil rights movement. Though the features of the books might cause the reader to presume political neutrality, the books link readers to distinct Discourses (Gee, 1996), suggesting particular ideologies. In this article, we identified the following differences: (1) specific happenings from Obama’s life were included in some texts while omitted in others; (2) when the events ...


Name Games: Literacy And Play In The Prekindergarten Classroom, Laura A. May, Gary Bingham, Jennifer Barrett-Mynes Jan 2010

Name Games: Literacy And Play In The Prekindergarten Classroom, Laura A. May, Gary Bingham, Jennifer Barrett-Mynes

Early Childhood and Elementary Education Faculty Publications

Teachers and researchers have found that having writing materials in all play centers in early childhood classrooms makes it easy for children to experience and work with print as they play with names. Children’s interest in their own names can be used as a tool for increasing their awareness of and experiences with print awareness and writing.


New Perspectives On Mathematics Pedagogy, Margaret Walshaw, Kathy T. Nolan, Tony Brown, Tony Cotton, Brent Davis, Elizabeth De Freitas, Moshe Renert, David W. Stinson, Fiona Walls Jan 2010

New Perspectives On Mathematics Pedagogy, Margaret Walshaw, Kathy T. Nolan, Tony Brown, Tony Cotton, Brent Davis, Elizabeth De Freitas, Moshe Renert, David W. Stinson, Fiona Walls

Middle and Secondary Education Faculty Publications

“New Perspectives on Mathematics Pedagogy” represents a serious attempt to understand pedagogy within mathematics classrooms. To that end, this symposium will address the key questions and issues surrounding mathematics pedagogy presently confronting vast numbers of researchers, as well as educators, and policy makers. Organised around presentations, responses, discussion and debate, the symposium is intended not only to enhance understanding but also to stimulate fresh thinking and initiate ongoing critical dialogue about the practice of mathematics pedagogy within teaching and learning settings.


Cooperative Learning Strategies For Teaching About Sub-Saharan Africa, Joseph R. Feinberg, Chara H. Bohan Jan 2010

Cooperative Learning Strategies For Teaching About Sub-Saharan Africa, Joseph R. Feinberg, Chara H. Bohan

Middle and Secondary Education Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Overwrought Copyright: Why Copyright Law From The Analog Age Does Not Work In The Digital Age’S Society And Classroom, Ewa Mcgrail, J. Patrick Mcgrail Jan 2010

Overwrought Copyright: Why Copyright Law From The Analog Age Does Not Work In The Digital Age’S Society And Classroom, Ewa Mcgrail, J. Patrick Mcgrail

Middle and Secondary Education Faculty Publications

In this article, the authors argue that copyright law, conceived of in an “analog” age, yet made stricter in our present Digital Age, actively stifles creativity among today’s student creators, both by its bias toward content owners and its legal vagueness. They also illustrate that copyright law is too stringent in protecting intellectual content, because physical and virtual objects are not the same thing. They conclude with a call to revise copyright for new media content that meets the needs of both content creators and pre-existing media content owners, and that, most importantly, benefits the education of the creative ...


The Redistricting Game: Teaching Congressional Gerrymandering Through An Online Simulation Game, Emily Juckett, Joseph R. Feinberg Jan 2010

The Redistricting Game: Teaching Congressional Gerrymandering Through An Online Simulation Game, Emily Juckett, Joseph R. Feinberg

Middle and Secondary Education Faculty Publications

An innovative online simulation game that spotlights the problem of gerrymandering can help students understand the congressional redistricting process.


Copying Right And Copying Wrong With Web 2.0 Tools In The Teacher Education And Communications Classrooms, Ewa Mcgrail, J. Patrick Mcgrail Jan 2010

Copying Right And Copying Wrong With Web 2.0 Tools In The Teacher Education And Communications Classrooms, Ewa Mcgrail, J. Patrick Mcgrail

Middle and Secondary Education Faculty Publications

Understanding the tenets of copyright in general, and in particular, in online communication and publishing with Web 2.0 tools, has become an important part of literacy in today’s Information Age, as well as a cornerstone of free speech and responsible citizenship for the future. Young content creators must be educated about copyright law, their own rights as content creators, and their responsibilities as producers and publishers of content derived from the intellectual property of others. As educators, we want to prepare them for responsible and ethical participation in new forms of creative expression in the Information Age. The ...


Finding Voice: Two Afro Caribbean Immigrant Members Of The Academy Writing ‘Home’, Janice B. Fournillier, Theodore Lewis Jan 2010

Finding Voice: Two Afro Caribbean Immigrant Members Of The Academy Writing ‘Home’, Janice B. Fournillier, Theodore Lewis

Educational Policy Studies Faculty Publications

Two Afro Caribbean immigrants share our individual experiences of navigating the United States (US) academy, and the strengths we derived in the process. We explore the questions: How do we make meaning of our experiences as members of the academe? What accounts for our ability to perform, develop, and grow as scholars in the US? We used the writings of local and international scholars as frames for the analyses of our experiences. Our reflections on the situated and peculiar nature of our dispositions as persons of African descent from the Caribbean are not meant to set us apart or create ...