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Bridging policy and practice with ethnomathematics

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Title:Bridging policy and practice with ethnomathematics
Authors:Furuto, Linda
Date Issued:2013
Publisher:Journal of Mathematics and Culture
Abstract:Defined as the intersection of historical traditions, sociocultural roots, linguistics, and mathematics, ethnomathematics encourages the investigation and adaptation of these concepts within formal and informal environments. Ethnomathematics is a tool to foster an ongoing process of wayfinding by: (1) respecting and celebrating cultural systems and practices in experiential, place-based education, (2) strengthening student engagement pathways through multiple approaches to learning mathematics, and (3) providing a framework for sustainable campus-community networks. The goal is to acknowledge that diverse cultural systems and frameworks have served many cultures well, and to help educators discover multiple pathways that foster student engagement. A strong component is finding relevance in real-world applications through equity in research, pedagogy, and promising practices that honor indigenous wisdom and 21st century learning.
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