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Mathematics Teacher Education in the Public Interest

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Equity and Social Justice
A Volume in International Perspectives on Mathematics EducationCognition, Equity, & Society Laura J. Jacobsen, Radford University Jean Mistele, Radford University Bharath Sriraman, The University of Montana

International Perspectives on Mathematics EducationCognition, Equity, & Society


Bharath Sriraman and Lyn English, Series Editors Researching Mathematics Classrooms: A Critical Examination of Methodology (2002) edited by Simon Goodchild and Lyn English Mathematics Education within the Postmodern (2004) edited by Margaret Walshaw Challenging Perspectives on Mathematics Classroom Communication (2006) edited by Anna Chronaki and Iben Maj Christiansen Mathematical Representation at the Interface of Body and Culture (2009) edited by Wolff-Michael Roth International Perspectives on Gender and Mathematics Education (2010) edited by Helen J. Forgasz, Joanne Rossi Becker, Kyeong-Hwa Lee, and Olof Steinthorsdottir Unpacking Pedagogy: New Perspectives for Mathematics (2010) edited by Margaret Walshaw

Mathematics Teacher Education in the Public Interest: Equity and Social Justice (2012) edited by Laura J. Jacobsen, Jean Mistele, and Bharath Sriraman

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Mathematics Teacher Education in the Public Interest

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Edited by

Equity and Social Justice

Laura J. Jacobsen
Radford University Radford University and

Jean Mistele

The University of Montana

Bharath Sriraman

Information Age Publishing, Inc. Charlotte, North Carolina www.infoagepub.com

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CONTENTS
Series Foreword: Social Justice RevisitedIn the Public Interest Bharath Sriraman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 000 Foreword Eric (Rico) Gutstein. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 000 Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 000 Introduction Laura J. Jacobsen, Jean M. Mistele, and Bharath Sriraman . . . . . . . . . 000 PART I: RESPECTING INDIVIDUALS AND COMMUNITIES IN MATHEMATICS EDUCATION

1. Teaching Other Peoples Children to Teach Other Peoples Children: Reflections on Integrating Equity Issues into a Mathematics Content Course for Elementary Teachers Danny Bernard Martin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 000 2. Findingand SeeingThird Spaces in a School-University Partnership Corey Drake and Lori Norton-Meier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 000 3. Teacher Pleasing and Student Identity Richard S. Kitchen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 000 4. Concerns of a Critical Mathematics Education: Challenges for Teacher Education Ole Skovsmose and Miriam Godoy Penteado . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 000 PART II: ENSURING CHILDRENS OPPORTUNITIES TO LEARN MATHEMATICS 5. Dogmatic Neoliberal Ideology Suppressing Talent Development in Mathematics: Implications for Teacher Education Don Ambrose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 000 6. Gender Issues and Mathematics Learning: Whats New Down Under? Helen J. Forgasz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 000

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7. Moving Off Track: Mathematics Teacher Education for All Attainment Teaching Mark S. Boylan and Hilary Povey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 000 8. Counteracting the Language of Math Ability: Prospective Teachers Explore the Role of Status in Elementary Classrooms Sandra Crespo and Helen Featherstone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 000 PART III: PROMOTING COMMUNITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE WITH MATHEMATICS 9. This Project Opened My Eyes: Preservice Elementary Teachers Learning to Connect School, Community and Mathematics Erin E. Turner, Rodrigo J. Gutirrez, and Maura Varley Gutirrez . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 000 10. Teaching Mathematics for Equity and Social Justice in a Mathematics Methods Course for Future Elementary Teachers Joy A. Oslund . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 000 11. Math Isnt Just Numbers or Algorithms: Mathematics for Social Justice in Preservice K-8 Content Courses Joy A. OslundMathew D. Felton, KsenijaSimic-Muller, and Jos Mara Menndez . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 000 12. Which Measures Count for the Public Interest? Marilyn Frankenstein . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 000 Closing Remarks Richard S. Kitchen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 000 About the Contributors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 000

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