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Cultural villages as contexts for mediating culture and mathematics education in the South African curriculum

Madusise, Sylvia (2015). Cultural villages as contexts for mediating culture and mathematics education in the South African curriculum. Revista Latinoamericana de Etnomatemática: Perspectivas Socioculturales de la Educación Matemática, 8(2), pp. 11-31 .

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Some mathematics educational reform policies indicate that mathematics education should be connected to learners‟ cultures. However, teaching in schools rarely brings the interconnection between mathematics and culture in pedagogically informed ways. Connections are often done superficially; the curriculum in schools lacks content and specific strategies that enable the making of the connections explicit in the context of teaching. The qualitative study from which this paper emerges worked with three mathematics teachers in an attempt to teach mathematics in ways that connect key concepts with culture. Through mathematizing culturally-based activities performed at a cultural village2, two Grade 9 mathematics topics in the South African curriculum were indigenised. A teaching unit on the indigenised topics was designed and implemented in five Grade 9 classes at the same school. The paper demonstrates that the experience of designing, implementing, and reflecting on the intervention study had some positive contribution to the participating teachers‟ pedagogical repertoire. Teachers saw the possibility of using cultural villages as instructional resources for connecting mathematics education to learners‟ cultures in the South African curriculum. I argue that cultural villages can be used as contexts for mediating culture and mathematics education.

Tipo de Registro:Artículo
Términos clave:12. Investigación e innovación en Educación Matemática > Marcos teóricos > Etnomatemática
04. Alumno > Diversidad
10. Otras nociones de Educación Matemática > Fenomenología didáctica > Contextos
09. Currículo
Nivel Educativo:Educación Secundaria Básica (13-16 años)
Código ID:6851
Depositado Por:Nelly Martínez
Depositado En:03 Sep 2015 19:27
Fecha de Modificación Más Reciente:03 Sep 2015 19:27
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