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Original language | English |
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Title of host publication | Proceedings of the Eight' Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education |

Editors | Behiye Ubuz, Çiğdem Haser, Maria Alessandra Mariotti |

Number of pages | 9 |

Publisher | European Society for Research in Mathematics Education |

Publication date | 2013 |

Pages | 1794-1803 |

ISBN (Print) | 978-975-429-315-9 |

Publication status | Published - 2013 |

Event | Eighth Congress of European Research in Mathematics Education (CERME 8 - Antalya, Turkey Duration: 6 Feb 2013 → 10 Feb 2013 Conference number: 8 http://cerme8.metu.edu.tr/ |

### Conference

Conference | Eighth Congress of European Research in Mathematics Education (CERME 8 |
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Number | 8 |

Country | Turkey |

City | Antalya |

Period | 06/02/2013 → 10/02/2013 |

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*Proceedings of the Eight' Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education*(pp. 1794-1803). European Society for Research in Mathematics Education .

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*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.

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TY - GEN

T1 - To Participate or Not to Participate? That is Not The Question!

AU - Straehler-Pohl, Hauke

AU - Pais, Alexandre

PY - 2013

Y1 - 2013

N2 - 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.

AB - 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.

M3 - Article in proceeding

SN - 978-975-429-315-9

SP - 1794

EP - 1803

BT - Proceedings of the Eight' Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education

A2 - Ubuz, Behiye

A2 - Haser, Çiğdem

A2 - Mariotti , Maria Alessandra

PB - European Society for Research in Mathematics Education

ER -