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Ethnomathematics: A Political tool for Latin America

Blanco-Álvarez, Hilbert; Oliveras, María Luisa (2016). Ethnomathematics: A Political tool for Latin America. International Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 6(1), pp. 112-126 .

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We analyze how the political dimension of ethnomathematics can be an effective tool for eurocentrism. Our thesis is that ethnomathematics is a useful tool for defending the mathematical knowledge of the communities in Latin America that are facing globalization, the specialization of the sciences, colonization, official histories, and the existence of a single truth, and can be used to develop a more inclusive, pertinent, and meaningful mathematics education. To support this thesis, we present three experiences where ethnomathematics played a main role in creating awareness of and revaluing this knowledge. In addition we present a work proposal to be used in the classroom that shows how to go from using ethnomathematics like a motivating element to an element of cultural valorization. We conclude by showing how ethnomathematics, and its political dimension in particular, contributes to the search for a better education, in line with the educational goals established by the Organization of Iberoamerican States (OEI).

Tipo de Registro:Artículo
Términos clave:12. Investigación e innovación en Educación Matemática > Marcos teóricos > Etnomatemática
09. Currículo > _Otro (currículo)
10. Otras nociones de Educación Matemática > Fines > Políticos
Nivel Educativo:Todos los niveles educativos
Código ID:8410
Depositado Por:Hilbert Blanco-Álvarez
Depositado En:13 May 2016 17:34
Fecha de Modificación Más Reciente:13 May 2016 17:34

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