Does Mathematics Education in Australia devalue Indigenous Culture? Indigenous perspectives and non-Indigenous reflections

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Title Does Mathematics Education in Australia devalue Indigenous Culture? Indigenous perspectives and non-Indigenous reflections
Author Matthews, Christopher John; Watego, Leesa; Cooper, Tom J.; Baturo, Annette R.
Publication Title Building connections: Research Theory and Practice (Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia)
Editor P. Clarkson, A. Downton, D Gronn, M. Horne, A. McDonough, R. Pierce, A. Roche
Year Published 2005
Place of publication Sydney, Australia
Publisher MERGA Inc.
Abstract Chris and Leesa are two Indigenous people who have come to mathematics education through their involvement in the struggle for Indigenous rights; Chris from being an Indigenous researcher with a PhD in Applied Mathematics and Leesa from a degree in Commerce and experience publishing material on Indigenous culture. Tom and Annette are two non-Indigenous people who have come to Indigenous culture through working in schools in Indigenous communities; both are mathematics educators and researchers. This paper attempts to describe the profound effect of Chris and Leesa's perspectives that mathematics education devalues Indigenous culture (see Matthews, 2003) on Tom and Annette's Indigenous mathematics-education projects at QUT. It indicates the potential of partnerships to empower Indigenous research. Note: The paper is written in heteroglossic form: Chris and Leesa's Indigenous perspectives are written in normal font; Tom and Annette's reactions and reflections are written in italics.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.merga.net.au/
Alternative URI http://www.merga.net.au/node/38?year=2005
ISBN 1920846077
Conference name MERGA 28
Location Melbourne
Date From 2005-07-07
Date To 2005-07-09
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/2737
Date Accessioned 2005-12-19
Language en_AU
Faculty Faculty of Environmental Sciences
Subject PRE2009-Sociology of Education
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Refereed)
Publication Type Code e1

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