Cultural Competencies and Planning for Teaching Mathematics: Preservice Teachers Responding to Expectations, Opportunities, and Resources

Authors

  • Susanna Wilson University of Canterbury
  • Jane McChesney University of Canterbury
  • Liz Brown University of Canterbury

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21423/jume-v10i1a290

Keywords:

cultually responsive teaching, preservice teacher's expectations, teacher education

Abstract

In this article, the authors report on a small-scale study set in a context of a first-year mathematics education course for preservice primary teachers. Professional documentation from three different sources were analysed in relation to the national document TÄtaiako: Cultural Competencies for Teachers of MÄori Learners, which was used as a key course resource in a year-one mathematics education course for preservice teachers. The authors found evidence that the pre-service teachers used the resource to identify important learning and teaching practices, and as a source of language and examples. A further tentative finding was how relational aspects of teaching mathematics were adopted as indicators of culturally connected practice

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Author Biographies

Susanna Wilson, University of Canterbury

Susanna (Sue) Wilson is a lecturer of mathematics education at the College of Education, Health and Human Development at Canterbury University in Christchurch, New Zealand, email:sue.wilson@canterbury.ac.nz. Her research interests include mathematics education, initial teacher education, planning and curriculum design, and culturally responsive pedagogies.

Jane McChesney, University of Canterbury

Jane McChesney is a senior lecturer of mathematics education at the College of Education, Health and Human Development at Canterbury University in Christchurch, New Zealand, email:jane'mcchesney@canterbury.ac.nz. Her research interests are mathematics education, initial teacher education, classroom discourse, and representational tools.

Liz Brown, University of Canterbury

Liz Brown is the KaiÄrahi MÄori -- MÄori strategy manager for the College of Education Health and Human Development at Canterbury University in Christchurch, New Zealand, email liz.brown@canterbury.ac.nz. Her research interests are culturally responsive pedagogies, governance and management, and policies and practices.

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Published

2017-07-27

How to Cite

Wilson, S., McChesney, J., & Brown, L. (2017). Cultural Competencies and Planning for Teaching Mathematics: Preservice Teachers Responding to Expectations, Opportunities, and Resources. Journal of Urban Mathematics Education, 10(1). https://doi.org/10.21423/jume-v10i1a290

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RESEARCH ARTICLES