Gutiérrez (2002) AERJ

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Beyond Essentialism: The Complexity of Language in Teaching Mathematics to Latina/o Students

Abstract

This article explores the work of three high school mathematics teachers who have advanced large numbers of their Latina/o students (largely English-dominant) through the curriculum. The data are drawn from interviews with the teachers, from school and classroom observations over a 13-month period, and from student interviews. An analysis of teachers' work with Latina/o students suggests that some of the strategies used by elementary and middle school teachers and teachers of English language learners are also successful with high school Latina/os who are primarily English-dominant. These strategies include having students work in groups, allowing students to work in their primary language, supplementing textbook materials, and building on students' previous knowledge. The implications for future research, policy, and teacher education are also discussed.

Citation

APA
Gutiérrez, R. (2002). Beyond essentialism: The complexity of language in teaching mathematics to Latina/o students. American Educational Research Journal, 39(4), 1047–1088. http://doi.org/10.3102/000283120390041047
BibTeX
@article{Gutierrez2002,
author = {Guti{\'{e}}rrez, Rochelle},
doi = {10.3102/000283120390041047},
journal = {American Educational Research Journal},
number = {4},
pages = {1047--1088},
title = {{Beyond essentialism: The complexity of language in teaching mathematics to Latina/o students}},
url = {http://aer.sagepub.com/cgi/doi/10.3102/000283120390041047},
volume = {39},
year = {2002}
}