Lam, E (2006) Teaching Mathematics to Indigenous students and Pupils from Multicultural Backgrounds: Lessons from New Zealand and Saskatchewan. In: Proceedings from the 30th conference of Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME 30). Charles University.

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This paper lies within the field of mathematics education. It takes a theoretical perspective drawn from the field of ethnomathematics and comparative education. The paper is original as it investigates an under-researched peoples group and focuses specifically on curriculum values. The empirical work had not been carried out previously by other researchers and comparative studies of this scope have not been completed before. It is significant as it appears in proceedings of the 30th conference of the International Group of Psychology of Mathematics Education in which the application process for the yearly meetings is competitive. It is based on a rigorous review of curricula material and returned surveys from 47 teachers. Although the paper provides a qualitative review of the possibilities for ethnomathematics and examines mathematical values in the curriculum, the analysis is mainly quantitative, providing rigorous triangulation of data sources. This paper was reviewed by three international referees.

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Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2012 04:45
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