The Mathematics Education Student Association
invites you to the colloquium:

Examining and Reforming Mathematics Teaching Through a Culturally Relevant Pedagogical Lens



Dr. Lou Edward Matthews

Dept. of Middle/Secondary Mathematics Education

University of South Carolina Upstate

Emerging in the early nineties, research on culturally relevant pedagogy to teaching have illuminated the work of successful teachers whose pedagogy is committed to the intellectual, political, cultural and social aspirations of the student groups they teach. This promise has arisen from studies of teachers who redefine teaching as a culturally-centered practice which seeks deliberately and creatively to realize high academic achievement while centering instruction around students’ cultural and community identities, challenging curriculum and schooling limitations, and preparing students to challenge inequitable school and society norms.  This redefining of "good" teaching gives rise to important implications for achievement and equity aims espoused in mathematics reform. How do teachers become culturally relevant, and can viewing mathematics teaching through the lens of culturally relevant pedagogy aid current reform efforts? This presentation will explore the components of culturally relevant pedagogy, and the implications for teaching mathematics, reform, and mathematics education research. 

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

3:15 – 4:15 pm

Rm 520 Aderhold Hall


*****Refreshments Will Be Served*****


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