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MULTIMATHEMACY: Anthropology and Mathematics Education

MULTIMATHEMACY: Anthropology and Mathematics Education by Rik Pinxten
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This book defends that math education should systematically start out from the diverse out-of-school knowledge of children and develop trajectories from there to the Academic Mathematics   tower of knowledge. Learning theories of the sociocultural school (Vygotsky and on) are used here, and ethnographic knowledge from around the world is shown to offer a rich and varied base for curricula. The book takes a political stand against the exclusively western focus  in OECD analyses and proposals on math education. 

This book aimsat agents in education and social actions in every cultural environment. But itis also attractive to mathematicians, anthropologists and other specialists. Itoffers a broad and scholarly view of knowledge and culture and a veryoriginal  transcultural and transdisciplinarian approach to education.

Ubiratan D'Ambrosio, UNICAMP/Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil

Springer International Publishing; December 2015
195 pages; ISBN 9783319262550
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Title: MULTIMATHEMACY: Anthropology and Mathematics Education
Author: Rik Pinxten
 
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