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Anthropological Agenda in Mathematics Education


Lila Bahadur K C



Lila Bahadur K C "Anthropological Agenda in Mathematics Education" Published in International Journal of Trend in Scientific Research and Development (ijtsrd), ISSN: 2456-6470, Volume-4 | Issue-6, October 2020, pp.1206-1212, URL: https://www.ijtsrd.com/papers/ijtsrd33598.pdf

The context of this qualitative research paper was the reflection of anxiety of the author still not practicing ethno-mathematical ideas and not humanizing mathematics by mathematics teachers in the classroom especially in boarding schools of Butwal. This research paper was based on reviewing three literatures: Vygotskian socio-culturalism, Freire's educational theories and Devkota's article on "Ethno-mathematics and Multiculturalism". The reflection of boarding school's Principal, a neighboring child of boarding school, perception of a migrated student, a mathematics teacher of boarding school, a guardian of boarding school and mine experience in an interview with mathematics teacher were the subjects of expressions in this article. On the basis of three literature review and the reflections of the participants, this research revealed that the mathematics teachers of boarding schools, view mathematics through positivistic paradigm and uni-dimensional lens, follow Euro-centric pedagogy, use various hegemonic practices of de-contextualized mathematics in class which cause the students' emancipation voice from respective sides.

Anthropology, Ethno-mathematics, Multiculturalism. Multi-mathemacy, Situated Learning


IJTSRD33598
Volume-4 | Issue-6, October 2020
1206-1212
IJTSRD | www.ijtsrd.com | E-ISSN 2456-6470
Copyright © 2019 by author(s) and International Journal of Trend in Scientific Research and Development Journal. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 4.0) (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0)

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