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Andrew Brantlinger, PhD ***New Location - Room 118 see below ***
Wed, April 19, 2017, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT
Please join us on Wednesday, April 19th for our next event in the Doctoral Student Speaker Series as we welcome Andrew Brantlinger in presenting his work on critical math pedagogy at the high school level.
Some Plusses and Minuses of Teaching Math for Social Justice at the High School
Proponents of critical mathematics (CM) (also known as teaching math for social justice) argue that the approach has the potential to be more empowering and equitable than either standards-based reform and also traditional instruction. In this talk, to explore these and related claims, I present and discuss selected results from a practitioner research study of my CM instruction at the high school level. The study included a textual analysis of the written curriculum, a discourse analysis of classroom interactions, and a diary analysis of teacher beliefs. While the results point to some strengths of the approach, they also illustrate a number of curricular, instructional, and institutional barriers to the effective implementation of CM at the secondary level.
Andrew Brantlinger is an associate professor of mathematics education in the department of Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership at the University of Maryland. A former Chicago public school teacher, his research interests pertain to urban schooling, teacher selection and preparation, and critical pedagogy. He currently is a co-PI on an NSF-funded study of the career trajectories of urban mathematics teachers trained in a nationally prominent alternative route program. Recent publications appear in the American Education Research Journal and Teachers College Record.
Unable to make it in person? You can watch a livestream of the event instead!