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Mathematical Literacy as a school subject: Failing the progressive vision?


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Title Mathematical Literacy as a school subject: Failing the progressive vision?
Creator Christiansen, Iben Maj
Subject Mathematics; Mathematics Education; Education Mathematical Literacy;
Description The National Curriculum Statement (NCS) for Mathematical Literacy (ML) is part of a progressive agenda for increased democracy and social justice. It claims that the new school subject Mathematical Literacy will provide learners with awareness and understanding of the role that mathematics plays in the modern world. However, the analysis developed in this paper indicates that the superficial engagement with complex applications of mathematics implied by the ML NCS is not likely to live up to its claim. In addition, we do not understand enough about the connections between mathematical, technological and reflective knowledge/knowing/competencies to know how to facilitate the awareness and understanding that is part of the vision of the ML NCS.
Publisher AOSIS Publishing
Date 2006-10-20
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — —
Format application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/pythagoras.v0i64.94
Source Pythagoras; Issue 64 (2006); 6-13 2223-7895 1012-2346
Language eng
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Rights Copyright (c) 2006 Iben Maj Christiansen