To Participate or Not to Participate? That is Not The Question!

Hauke Straehler-Pohl, Alexandre Pais

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    We take an experience of educational failure in school mathematics to illustrate the liberal capitalist ideology at work in educational institutions. This will be done by means of confronting the official discourse, which posits inclusion and equity as fundamental goals of mathematics education, with its actualization within a secondary school, whose student-intake can be labeled as marginalised or underprivileged. What normally runs well within the official discourse, when actualized in a specific practice, often encounters a series of obstacles that end up perverting the official intention. Usually research strives for identifying such obstacles under the imperative to eliminate them. This is assumed to ensure the full actualization of the official aims. However, we are instead interested in understanding these obstacles since they stand for the symptomatic points, which allow one to grasp the ideology manifest in current educational practices.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the Eight' Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education
    EditorsBehiye Ubuz, Çiğdem Haser, Maria Alessandra Mariotti
    Number of pages9
    PublisherEuropean Society for Research in Mathematics Education
    Publication date2013
    Pages1794-1803
    ISBN (Print)978-975-429-315-9
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    EventEighth Congress of European Research in Mathematics Education (CERME 8 - Antalya, Turkey
    Duration: 6 Feb 201310 Feb 2013
    Conference number: 8
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    ConferenceEighth Congress of European Research in Mathematics Education (CERME 8
    Number8
    CountryTurkey
    CityAntalya
    Period06/02/201310/02/2013
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    Straehler-Pohl, H., & Pais, A. (2013). To Participate or Not to Participate? That is Not The Question! In B. Ubuz, Ç. Haser, & M. A. Mariotti (Eds.), Proceedings of the Eight' Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education (pp. 1794-1803). European Society for Research in Mathematics Education .
    Straehler-Pohl, Hauke ; Pais, Alexandre. / To Participate or Not to Participate? That is Not The Question!. Proceedings of the Eight' Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education. editor / Behiye Ubuz ; Çiğdem Haser ; Maria Alessandra Mariotti . European Society for Research in Mathematics Education , 2013. pp. 1794-1803
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    Straehler-Pohl, H & Pais, A 2013, To Participate or Not to Participate? That is Not The Question! in B Ubuz, Ç Haser & MA Mariotti (eds), Proceedings of the Eight' Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education. European Society for Research in Mathematics Education , pp. 1794-1803, Eighth Congress of European Research in Mathematics Education (CERME 8, Antalya, Turkey, 06/02/2013.

    To Participate or Not to Participate? That is Not The Question! / Straehler-Pohl, Hauke; Pais, Alexandre.

    Proceedings of the Eight' Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education. ed. / Behiye Ubuz; Çiğdem Haser; Maria Alessandra Mariotti . European Society for Research in Mathematics Education , 2013. p. 1794-1803.

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