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The Culture of the Mathematics Classroom

The Culture of the Mathematics Classroom

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Falk Seeger, Jörg Voigt, Ute Waschescio, Maria G. Bartolini Bussi, Nadine Bednarz, Yrjö Engeström, Lisa Hefendehl-Hebeker, Albrecht Abele, Paul Cobb, Erna Yackel, Paul Ernest, Jeff Evans, Stephen Lerman, Heinz Steinbring, Heinrich Bauersfeld
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  • Date Published: August 1998
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521577984

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  • The culture of the mathematics classroom is becoming an increasingly salient topic of discussion in mathematics education. Studying and changing what happens in the classroom allows researchers and educators to recognize the social character of mathematical pedagogy and the relationship between the classroom and culture at large. This volume is divided into three sections, reporting findings gained in both research and practice. The first part presents several attempts to change classroom culture by focusing on the education of mathematics teachers and on teacher-researcher collaboration. The second section shifts to the interactive processes of the mathematics classroom and to the communal nature of learning. The third section discusses the means of constructing, filtering, and establishing mathematical knowledge that are characteristic of classroom culture. This internationally relevant volume will be of particular interest to educators and educational researchers.

    • International
    • Focus on social process within the classroom
    • Use of real classroom examples to illustrate research findings
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    "...the volume does an excellent job of providing the reader with a rich array of classroom examples that are interpreted using theoretically grounded analyses of teaching-learning processes." APA Review of Books

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    • Date Published: August 1998
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521577984
    • length: 416 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 24 mm
    • weight: 0.61kg
    • contains: 43 b/w illus. 14 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of contributors
    Introduction Falk Seeger, Jörg Voigt and Ute Waschescio
    Part I. Changing Classroom Culture:
    1. Joint activity in the mathematics classrooms: a Vygotskian perspective Maria G. Bartolini Bussi
    2. Evolution of classroom culture in mathematics, teacher education and reflection on action Nadine Bednarz
    3. Reorganizing the motivational sphere of classroom culture: an activity-theoretical analysis of planning in a teacher team Yrjö Engeström
    4. The practice of teaching mathematics: experimental conditions of change Lisa Hefendehl-Hebeker
    Part II. Classroom Processes:
    5. Reasoning processes and the quality of reasoning Albrecht Abele
    6. A constructivist perspective on the culture of the mathematics classroom Paul Cobb and Erna Yackel
    7. The culture of the mathematics classroom: negotiating the mathematical meaning of empirical phenomena Jörg Voigt
    8. The missing link: social and cultural aspects in social constructivist theories Ute Waschescio
    Part III. Epistemology and Classroom Culture:
    9. The culture of the mathematics classroom and the relations between personal and public knowledge: an epistemological perspective Paul Ernest
    10. Problems of transfer of classroom mathematical knowledge to practical situations Jeff Evans
    11. Cultural perspectives on mathematics and mathematics teaching and learning Stephen Lerman
    12. Representations in the mathematics classroom: reflections and constructions Falk Seeger
    13. Mathematical understanding in classroom interaction: the interrelation of social and epistemological constraints Heinz Steinbring
    Part IV. Outlook:
    14. About the notion of culture in mathematics education Heinrich Bauersfeld
    Author index
    Subject index.

  • Editors

    Falk Seeger, Universität Bielefeld, Germany

    Jörg Voigt, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany

    Ute Waschescio, Universität Bielefeld, Germany


    Falk Seeger, Jörg Voigt, Ute Waschescio, Maria G. Bartolini Bussi, Nadine Bednarz, Yrjö Engeström, Lisa Hefendehl-Hebeker, Albrecht Abele, Paul Cobb, Erna Yackel, Paul Ernest, Jeff Evans, Stephen Lerman, Heinz Steinbring, Heinrich Bauersfeld

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