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Mathematics Education: A Critical Introduction

Series Editor Introduction Preface Acknowledgments Chapter 1: What is mathematics? From mathematicians to philosophers and anthropologists Chapter 2: Initial examinations of mathematics education: Purpose, problems, and method Chapter 3: A white institutional space: Race and mathematics education Chapter 4: Social class hierarchies and mathematics education: To reproduce or interrupt? Chapter 5: Rationalism, masculinity, and the `girl problem' in mathematics education Chapter 6: Putting it all together: Intersectionality, current mathematics education policy, and further avenues for exploration Glossary of terms Index

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Mark Wolfmeyer is an Assistant Professor in the College of Education at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania.


"Many assume mathematics education is politically neutral. Mark Wolfmeyer's pioneer work demonstrates the fallaciousness of this assumption and offers an important critical alternative." -Joel Spring, Professor, Graduate Center and Queens College Mark Wolfmeyer offers more than a primer in this important text. He raises, and addresses, fundamental and critical questions not only about mathematics teaching and learning but also about the role of mathematics education in producing and resisting hierarchies. Equally important, Wolfmeyer turns the mirror on mathematics education to consider how it functions as a white institutional space. I highly recommend this text. -Danny Martin, Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Curriculum & Instruction "Concepts like race, class, gender, and language have real effects in the mathematics classroom. Mark Wolfmeyer's important book brings us fully into such reflections and offers opportunities for readers to engage in deeper discussion." - Ole Skovsmose, Professor Emeritus, Aalborg University

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