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Author Felton-Koestler, Mathew D., author

Title Reflecting the world : a guide to incorporating equity in mathematics teacher education / Mathew D. Felton-Koestler, Ohio University, Ksenija Simic-Muller, Pacific Lutheran University, José María Menéndez, Pima Community College
Published Charlotte, NC : Information Age Publishing, Inc., [2017]
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Summary "Reflecting the World : A Guide to Incorporating Equity in Mathematics Teacher Education is a guide for mathematics teacher educators interested in incorporating equity concerns into their teaching. The book draws on the authors' research and experience integrating issues of equity, diversity, and social justice into their work as mathematics teacher educators of preservice and inservice preK-9 teachers. Reflecting the World includes both a framework for integrating issues of equity into mathematics teacher education courses and professional development and example lessons. The lessons are organized by content area and include guidance for using them effectively. Elementary and middle grades preservice teachers are often uncomfortable with mathematics and unsure about both its use outside the classroom and their ability to teach it. At the same time, students in the U.S. schools are increasingly diverse, and teachers find themselves teaching students with significantly different backgrounds. For these reasons, combining mathematics with social justice is fruitful. For many preservice teachers a focus on the real world--and in particular on issues of equity, diversity, and social justice--is more engaging than their past experiences with mathematics and can help lessen their mathematical anxieties. In addition, it provides a set of tools for connecting to the lives, interests, and political realities of an increasingly diverse student body. Finally, it provides a meaningful answer to the question, "when will I ever use this?"-- Provided by publisher
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Subject Educational equalization -- United States.
Mathematics -- Study and teaching -- Social aspects.
Mathematics -- Study and teaching -- United States.
Form Electronic book
Author Menéndez, José María, author
Simic-Muller, Ksenija, author
LC no. 2017000027
ISBN 1681237695 (electronic bk.)
9781681237695 (electronic bk.)