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Mathematics Education: Exploring the Culture of Learning


reviewed by Vicky L. Kouba 2005

coverTitle: Mathematics Education: Exploring the Culture of Learning
Author(s): Barbara Allen and Sue Johnston-Wilder
Publisher: Routledge/Falmer, New York
ISBN: 0415327008, Pages: 245, Year: 2004
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Mathematics Education: Exploring the Culture of Learning is a collection of previously published articles intended as catalyst readings for post-graduate students and mathematics educators.  The editors, Barbara Allen and Sue Johnston-Wilder from The Open University state that they do not envision “that any reader would work their way through the book from start to finish” (p. 4); but see the book more as one readers would “dip into” for particular interests and then read more widely around.  Allen and Johnston-Wilder have made a judicious choice of fourteen articles and structured them into three sections (culture, communications, and perceptions) each with an introduction and a short list of suggested further readings.  Ten of the articles were first published between 1997 and 2001.  The remaining three articles were published in 1984, 1990, and 1994.    The book offers, in a readily accessible form, a sample of the core ideas from some of the... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 107 Number 11, 2005, p. 2443-2446
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 11858, Date Accessed: 12/12/2017 7:10:55 AM

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  • Vicky Kouba
    SUNY Albany
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    VICKY L. KOUBA is a professor in the Department of Educational Theory and Practice in the School of Education at the University at Albany, State University of New York. Her interests are students acquisition of mathematical concepts; research-based assessment and the challenge of context in assessment; and the appropriate juxtaposition or integration of mathematics with other domains. Her work has been published in the Journal for Research in Mathematics Education and other NCTM journals, the Journal of Mathematical Behavior, School Science and Mathematics and various books. Dr. Kouba currently is working on a Local Systemic Change Initiative project, Assessment in the service of Standards-Based Science Teaching funded by NSF; and on a Mathematics and Science Partnership project in middle school mathematics, funded by the New York State Department of Education. She has served as a reviewer for Mathematical Thinking and Learning; the Journal for Research in Mathematics Education; Mathematics Teacher, Focus on Learning Problems in Mathematics, the Handbook on Research in Teaching and Learning; and Disseminating New Math Knowledge about Mathematics.
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