Mathematics as (multi)cultural practice: Irish lessons from the Polish weekend school

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dc.contributor.author O'Brien, Stephen
dc.contributor.author Long, Fiachra
dc.date.accessioned 2013-01-14T12:22:42Z
dc.date.available 2013-01-14T12:22:42Z
dc.date.copyright 2012
dc.date.issued 2012-12
dc.identifier.citation O'Brien, S. and Long F. (2012) 'Mathematics as (multi)cultural practice: Irish lessons from the Polish weekend school'. American Journal of Mathematics, 5 (2):133-156. http://ed-osprey.gsu.edu/ojs/index.php/JUME/article/view/147 en
dc.identifier.volume 5 en
dc.identifier.issued 2 en
dc.identifier.startpage 133 en
dc.identifier.endpage 156 en
dc.identifier.issn 2151-2612
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/879
dc.description.abstract In this article, the authors challenge the erroneous assumption that mathematics is universal, and thus culturally neutral, by critically investigating diverse cultural meanings and “ways of knowing” that influence individual/social (affective) forms of identity. The authors begin by briefly detailing the structural features of a Polish weekend school and providing an overview profile of the Polish community living in Ireland. The rationale for the “weekend” school is then discussed from both Polish and Irish perspectives. Empirical data suggest a greater need for “parallel integration,” whereby two divergent education systems attempt to culturally coalesce at some level of school policy and/or mathematics classroom practice. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Georgia State University en
dc.relation.uri http://ed-osprey.gsu.edu/ojs/index.php/JUME/article/view/147
dc.rights © Stephen O'Brien and Fiachra Long en
dc.rights.uri http://ed-osprey.gsu.edu/ojs/index.php/JUME/about/submissions#copyright en
dc.subject Irish cultural lessons en
dc.subject Multicultural mathematics en
dc.subject Parallel integration en
dc.subject Polish weekend school en
dc.subject.lcsh Culture and education en
dc.title Mathematics as (multi)cultural practice: Irish lessons from the Polish weekend school en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorurl http://research.ucc.ie/profiles/A013/sobrien en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Stephen O'Brien, Education, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: s.obrien@ucc.ie en
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dc.date.updated 2013-01-03T15:26:42Z
dc.description.version Published Version en
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dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Journal of Urban Mathematics Education en
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dc.internal.licenseacceptance Yes en
dc.internal.placepublication Atlanta, GA en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress s.obrien@ucc.ie en


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