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Mathematics / Education 620

MATH/EDUC 620
Issues of Equity and Diversity in Mathematics Education

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MATH/EDUC 620. Issues of Equity and Diversity in Mathematics Education
Three Credit Hours (3).

Familiarizes students with cultural, social, and political issues in the teaching and learning of mathematics. Students will explore equity and diversity principles and approaches in mathematics education, including strategies for teaching mathematics to diverse learners. Mathematics activities will be incorporated, as needed, to supplement the curriculum.

 

Detailed Description of Course

(1) Overview of learning theories in mathematics with a particular emphasis on social and anthropological perspectives (2) social class, gender, and race/ethnicity in mathematics education, (3) education policies and politics, with a focus on mathematics, (4) ethnomathematics, (5) social justice views and practices in mathematics education, (6) in school mathematics and out-of-school mathematics, (7) classroom culture and voice in mathematics, and (8) mathematics for special-needs students, such as ELL students and students with disabilities

 

Detailed Description of Conduct of Course

This will be a seminar-style course with intensive reading and writing requirements. Students are expected to come to class prepared to discuss, critique, and present on important issues regarding equity and diversity in mathematics education. The course will incorporate group activities and occasional mathematics activities, and students will also at times lead classroom discussions.

 

Goals and Objectives of the Course

This will be a seminar-style course with intensive reading and writing requirements. Students are expected to come to class prepared to discuss, critique, and present on important issues regarding equity and diversity in mathematics education. The course will incorporate group activities and occasional mathematics activities, and students will also at times lead classroom discussions.

 

Assessment Measures

This course may use written papers, classroom presentations, and individual/ group classroom assignments and projects as the primary assessments.     

 

Other Course Information

 

Review and Approval

Date Action Reviewed
November 2008