How And Why Might Secondary School Mathematics Teachers Situate Real-World Equity Issues The Classroom?

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Ghosh, S (2017). How And Why Might Secondary School Mathematics Teachers Situate Real-World Equity Issues The Classroom? Prof Doc Thesis London South Bank University School of Law and Social Sciences
AuthorsGhosh, S
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Abstract

This study focused on how and why secondary school mathematics teachers might
situate real-world equity issues in their lessons. Real-world equity issues in the context
of mathematics education are real-world issues which might be critically examined in
the mathematics lesson and so encourage pupils to be democratic citizens who are
critically literate through mathematics.
The first phase of the study involved data collection through semi-structured
interviews with eight teachers to learn about teachers’ mathematical beliefs. Four of
the participants had mathematics degrees and the others had degrees in other
disciplines. An adapted version of Ernest’s model of mathematics-related belief
systems was used as card sort prompts for the interview. The second phase of the study
collected data from observing the participants teach a mathematics lesson in which
they situated real-world equity issues. It also gathered data on the participants’
reflections of the lesson. The data formed the basis of eight case studies.
In order to identify the different ways in which real-world equity issues can be situated
in the mathematics classroom, data from the lesson observations and teachers’
reflections were used to address the question: ‘How might secondary school
mathematics teachers situate real-world equity issues in their lessons?’. The data was
analysed by identifying the areas of the curriculum addressed in the lesson, and
Skovsmose’s Milieus of Learning matrix was used as a framework to analyse the
structure of the lesson.
Data from interviews and teachers’ reflections were used to address the question: ‘Why
might secondary school mathematics teachers situate real-world equity issues in their
lessons?’. Ernest’s model of mathematics-related belief systems was used to analyse
the interview data and identify what motivated teachers to situate real-world equity
issues in their lessons in the way they did.
As the cohort comprised of mathematics teachers with mathematics degrees and
degrees from other disciplines, the study also analysed the data between participants
to determine if there is a difference between teachers from diverse academic backgrounds in terms of their mathematical beliefs and practices.
By drawing on the analysis, the study arrived at conclusions to provide potential ways
in which teachers from diverse beliefs and academic backgrounds might be able to
situate real-world equity issues in the mathematics classroom.

Year2017
PublisherLondon South Bank University
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.18744/PUB.002085
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