# Gutstein (2003)

*Teaching and Learning Mathematics for Social Justice in an Urban, Latino School*

- Author: Eric Gutstein
- Journal: Journal for Research in Mathematics Education
- Year: 2003
- Source: http://www.jstor.org/stable/30034699 and http://www.nctm.org/Publications/journal-for-research-in-mathematics-education/2003/Vol34/Issue1/Teaching-and-Learning-Mathematics-for-Social-Justice-in-an-Urban,-Latino-School/

## Abstract

This article reports on a 2-year study about teaching and learning mathematics for social justice in an urban, Latino classroom and about the role of an NCTM Standards-based curriculum. I was the teacher in the study and moved with the class from seventh to eighth grade. Using qualitative, practitioner-research methodology, I learned that students began to read the world (understand complex issues involving justice and equity) using mathematics, to develop mathematical power, and to change their orientation toward mathematics. A series of real-world projects was fundamental to this change, but the Standards-based curriculum was also important; such curricula can theoretically promote equity, but certain conditions may need to exist. Social justice pedagogy broadens the concept of equity work in mathematics classrooms and may help promote a more just society.

## Corrolary

- APA
- Gutstein, E. (2003). Teaching and learning mathematics for social justice in an urban, Latino school.
*Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 34*(1), 37–73. Retrieved from http://www.nctm.org/Publications/journal-for-research-in-mathematics-education/2003/Vol34/Issue1/Teaching-and-Learning-Mathematics-for-Social-Justice-in-an-Urban,-Latino-School/ - BibTeX

@article{Gutstein2003, author = {Gutstein, Eric}, journal = {Journal for Research in Mathematics Education}, number = {1}, pages = {37--73}, title = {{Teaching and learning mathematics for social justice in an urban, Latino school}}, url = {http://www.nctm.org/Publications/journal-for-research-in-mathematics-education/2003/Vol34/Issue1/Teaching-and-Learning-Mathematics-for-Social-Justice-in-an-Urban,-Latino-School/}, volume = {34}, year = {2003} }