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The sociology of mathematics education : mathematical myths, pedagogic texts

Author: Paul Dowling
Publisher: London ; Washington, D.C. : Falmer Press, 1998.
Series: Studies in mathematics education series, 7.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author argues that the reason why children still 'fail' at maths at school - despite the shift to 'easier' and more 'approachable' maths teaching since the 1960s - is because of the textbooks in  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Dowling
ISBN: 0750707917 9780750707916 0750707925 9780750707923
OCLC Number: 39640196
Description: xv, 335 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Mathematical myths --
Juggling pots and texts --
Sociology, education and the production of 'ability' curriculum differentiation: some images --
The Analysis of school texts: some empirical antecedents --
Towards a language of description: some theoretical antecedents --
Constructive description and social activity theory --
An Introduction to the empirical text --
The Textualizaing of algebra --
Genres of production --
Setting and the public domain --
Interpellating the teacher --
Disturbing and re-establishing equilibrium.
Series Title: Studies in mathematics education series, 7.
Responsibility: Paul Dowling.
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