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Real Life Themes I Pulled from Hunger Games the Movie

March 31, 2012 by

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I watched Hunger Games a few nights ago.  Intriguing because it got me thinking in the way that Avatar got me “thinking.”  About racial and ethnic representation, the world of hypermedia and hyper-focus on celebrities, simulacra or vicarious-living, gentrification, the cult of technocracy in which we live, ownership, and the struggle between hope/inspiration and fear. […]

A Twist on Bourdieu’s Idea of Social Capital

March 26, 2012 by

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Yosso, Tara J. 2005. “Whose Culture Has Capital? A Critical Race Theory Discussion of Community Cultural Wealth.” Race Ethnicity and Education 8 (1): 69–91. doi:10.1080/1361332052000341006. Methods: “I begin with a critique of the ways Bourdieu’s (Bourdieu & Passeron, 1977) work has been used to discuss social and racial inequity. In education, Bourdieu’s work has often […]

Where the Learner of Mathematics Is Socially Positioned in Textbooks

March 23, 2012 by

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Dowling, Paul. 1996. “A Sociological Analysis of School Mathematics Texts.” Educational Studies in Mathematics 31 (4) (December 1): 389–415. Methods:Results of language of description as applied to mathematical texts in England SMP 11-16.  Work is illustrative than demonstrative. (p.389) These series account for the bulk of the mathematics curriculum in the last three years of […]

Community College Students Most Likely to Use Pedagogical Devices in Textbooks

March 23, 2012 by

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Weiten, Wayne, Daniel Deguara, Erika Rehmke, and Laura Sewell. 1999. “University, Community College, and High School Students’ Evaluations of Textbook Pedagogical Aids.” Teaching of Psychology 26 (1) (January 1): 19 –21. Methods: 200 students from selective regional university located in urban area, 189 students from a large urban community college, 130 students from an urban […]

Triadic Interactions in Math Classrooms Simply Socialize Subservience

March 23, 2012 by

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Zevenbergen, R. (2000). Cracking the Code of Mathematics: School success as a function of linguistic, social and cultural background.  In  J. Boaler (Ed). Multiple Perspectives on Mathematics Teaching and Learning. (pp. 201-223)  New York: JAI/Ablex. Methods: In a 1–year, ethnographic study of three schools (an independent elite school serving a middle- to upper-class clientele, a […]

A Leading Identity: The Key to Persistence thru Math?

March 23, 2012 by

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Black, L. 2010. Developing a ‘leading identity’: the relationship between students’ mathematical identities and their career and higher education aspirations. Educational studies in mathematics 73 (1): 55. Methods: The data reported here focus on two students, Mary and Lee, who each have different experiences in their current college programmes and show contrasting aspirations in their […]

To Succeed in Calculus Undergrad Classes, You Must Be Social

March 23, 2012 by

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I’m a grad student working on a thesis…proposal.  I want to blog so much, but I often don’t have the time. So I thought, why not see if I can make the two happen at once.  The result:  annotated bibliographies containing the methods of study, and the findings in easily accessible bullet-point format. I think […]