Internationalisation and Globalisation in Mathematics and Science Education

Bill Atweh, Angela Calabrese Barton, Marcelo C. Borba, Noel Gough, Christine Keitel-Kreidt, Catherine Vistro-Yu, Renuka Vithal
Springer Science & Business Media, 28 août 2007 - 542 pages

In the new times of globalisation, international academic contacts and collaborations are ever increasing. They are taking many forms, from international conferences and publications, student and academic exchange, cross cultural research projects, curriculum development to professional development activities and affect every aspect of academic life from teaching, research to service.

This book aims to develop theoretical frameworks of the phenomena of internationalisation and globalisation. It identifies related ethical, moral, political and economic issues facing mathematics and science educators. It provides a venue for the publication of results of international comparisons on cultural differences and similarities rather than merely on achievement and outcomes. The book represents the different voices and interests from around the world rather than consensus on issues, and serves as a forum for critical discussion of the various models and forms of international projects and collaborations.

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Table des matières

Mathematical Literacy and Globalisation
Epistemological Issues in the Internationalization
Science Education Constructivism
Social InJustice and International Collaborations
Globalisation Ethics and Mathematics Education
The Politics and Practices of Equity EQuality
Can TIMSS and Pisa Teach
International Professional Development
The Benefits and Challenges for Social Justice
Globalisation Technology and the Adult Learner
Balancing Globalisation and Local Identity in the Reform
Dialogical Relationships
Globalization and its Effects in Mathematics and Science
The Politics

Public HeresyPrivate Apostasy
Quo Vadis? Ferdinand Rivera and Joanne Rossi Becker
A Study of the Ethnomathematics of Globalization
Internationalisation as an Orientation for Learning
Contributions from CrossNational Comparative
The PostMao Junior Secondary School Chemistry
Author Index
Subject Index
Droits d'auteur

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Page 322 - First principle: each person is to have an equal right to the most extensive total system of equal basic liberties compatible with a similar system of liberty for all. Second principle: social and economic inequalities are to be arranged so that they are both: (a) to the greatest benefit of the least advantaged, consistent with the just savings principle, and (b) attached to offices and positions open to all under conditions of fair equality of opportunity.
Page 324 - Thus the principle holds that in order to treat all persons equally, to provide genuine equality of opportunity, society must give more attention to those with fewer native assets and to those born into the less favorable social positions.
Page 173 - At that moment they caught sight of some thirty or forty windmills, which stand on that plain, and as soon as Don Quixote saw them he said to his squire : 'Fortune is guiding our affairs better than we could have wished.
Page 44 - We need to make a distinction between the claim that the world is out there and the claim that truth is out there. To say that the world is out there, that it is not our creation, is to say, with common sense, that most things in space and time are the effects of causes which do not include human mental states. To say that truth is not out there is simply to say that where there are no sentences...
Page 118 - The reflexivity of modern social life consists in the fact that social practices are constantly examined and reformed in the light of incoming information about those very practices, thus constitutively altering their character.
Page 73 - History is always written from the sedentary point of view and in the name of a unitary State apparatus, at least a possible one, even when the topic is nomads. What is lacking is a Nomadology, the opposite of a history.
Page 50 - Constrained constructivism points to the interplay between representation and constraints. Neither cut free from reality nor existing independent of human perception, the world as constrained constructivism sees it is the result of active and complex engagements between reality and human beings.
Page 173 - Fortune is arranging matters for us better than we could have shaped our desires ourselves, for look there, friend Sancho Panza, where thirty, or more, monstrous giants present themselves, all of whom I mean to engage in battle and slay, and with whose spoils we will begin to make our fortunes; for it is God's good service to sweep so evil a breed from off the face of the earth.
Page 119 - the 'lifting out' of social relations from local contexts of interaction and their restructuring across indefinite spans of time-space
Page 64 - The burden of my argument so far has been that if we get rid of traditional notions of "objectivity" and "scientific method" we shall be able to see the social sciences as continuous with literature— as interpreting other people to us, and thus enlarging and deepening our sense of community.

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