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What Feminist Mathematics Education tells to South Korea?

  • Kim, Rina
    • Research in Mathematical Education
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    • v.22 no.4
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    • pp.245-259
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    • 2019
  • I examine the discussions of studies related to feminist mathematics education and the implications of mathematics education in South Korea. In particular, I attempt to answer the following questions through literature reviews on feminist mathematics: What is the epistemological background of feminist mathematics education? How is feminist mathematics education defined and implemented? What does feminist mathematics education suggest in South Korea's mathematics curriculum? From the analysis of the literatures, I found that feminist mathematics education reflects not just the rights of female's rights but also a paradigm shift in epistemology of mathematics and philosophy of mathematics education. In this regard, feminist mathematics questions the existing mathematics education related to the female students who were marginalized in the composition and delivery of mathematics. Feminist mathematics education points out that in the course of the transfer of mathematical knowledge in schools, female students understand unilateral information procedurally without understanding the concept. Mathematics educators should consider alternative curricula that reflect the views of female students regarding the nature of mathematics. Students should be able to receive equal mathematics education in a school regardless of their gender. In this case, equal mathematics education refers to education methods that are suitable for both male and female students. The existing mathematics content and its teaching methods were designed based on the learning experiences of male students, which made them relatively difficult for female students to understand.

The study of Complex structure in phenomenon of Mathematics Education (수학교육 현상의 융합적 구조에 대한 소론)

  • Yu, Chung Hyun
    • East Asian mathematical journal
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    • v.30 no.4
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    • pp.439-449
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    • 2014
  • In the history of mathematics education, different opinions as to how to view the phenomenon of mathematics education have been suggested in various ways. As those conflicting opinions have caused fundamental tensions in the phenomenon of mathematics education, they remain fundamental standpoints that have been continuously advocated until now - not limited in a certain period. It can be argued that this situation was caused by partial or fragmentary understanding of the phenomenon of mathematics education. If we are pursuing not a partial knowledge but a complete understanding of mathematics education, how should it be formed to comprehensively study the entire phenomenon of mathematics education? To answer this question, Complex structure in phenomenon of Mathematics Education can be proposed. It is an explanation for the opposing opinions existing in the phenomenon of mathematics education. The purpose of this paper is to understand the phenomenon of mathematics education as a whole.

A literature research on critical mathematics education (비판적 수학교육에 대한 문헌 분석 연구)

  • Kwon, Oh Nam;Park, Jung Sook;Oh, Kukhwan
    • The Mathematical Education
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    • v.52 no.3
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    • pp.319-334
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    • 2013
  • This study is a literature research on critical mathematics education. In this study, we analyzed the literature about critical theory and critical education, especially focused on Freire's educational works. And also, we reviewed studies and lesson examples about critical mathematics education. The purpose of this research is to improve understanding about critical mathematics education. We found the connection between the goals, teaching methods and contents of critical mathematics education and Freire's theory of critical pedagogy. Critical mathematics lessons stimulated student's sense of social agency and induced student's inquiry. Critical mathematics education has a merit on aspect of mathematical connection and communication by adopting social issues and student's discussion in mathematics lessons. Although there are many obstacles to overcome, critical mathematics education is one of the educational direction to seek.

Herbart의 교육학이 주는 수학교육학적 함의에 관한 연구

  • Yu, Chung-Hyun
    • East Asian mathematical journal
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    • v.27 no.2
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    • pp.223-242
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    • 2011
  • The fact that Herbart's education has realized in the educational context the Kant's theory of transcendental education by applying Kant's transcendentalism to education is of great significance for education. It also provides an implication for mathematics education that Herbart's education of mathematics education can be applied to mathematics education through an attempt to combine a practical ethics education and an aesthetic emotion education with mathematics education. Both Kant and Herbart clearly show that an only practical, aesthetic education would not exist as a solely theoretical mathematics education cannot. Therefore, these multi-dimensional aspects of mathematics education should be always considered as a whole although there could be a difference in importance among those aspects. It implies that, regardless of the environments for mathematics education, mathematics teachers and students must do mathematics education activities that take into consideration the humanity in its entirety. The theory of mathematics education based on Herbart's education reveals that the entireness of human being should not be neglected in any case. In this regard, Herbart's theory of education shows that mathematics education is an all-inclusive theory of mathematics education that embraces both phenomenon and transcendence.

Exploratory discussions on an integrated approach to mathematics education (수학교육의 통합적 접근에 대한 탐색적 논의)

  • Yu, Chung Hyun
    • East Asian mathematical journal
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    • v.32 no.2
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    • pp.291-300
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    • 2016
  • The integration of mathematics education is required Fundamentally discussion about the nature and purpose of mathematics education. After the theoretical discussion of that, Practical approach of that can be correctly realized. However, It is the impression that theoretical discussions and practical action about the current discourse about integration in mathematics education are the wrong order. To understand the practical action for the integrated approach in mathematics education, theoretical discussion of the integrated approach of mathematical education is properly required.

An Invitation to Critical Mathematics Education by Ole Skovsmose (2011)

  • Kim, Sangmee
    • Research in Mathematical Education
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    • v.25 no.2
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    • pp.159-164
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    • 2022
  • Critical mathematics education has developed in many directions and has a broad range of approaches. There will probably be many different ways of expressing critical mathematics education. The book, An Invitation to Critical Mathematics Education by Ole Skovsmose (2011) has elucidated critical mathematical education by discussing and reinterpreting its concerns and preoccupations. He reinterprets thoughts and arguments that have been taken for granted and premised in mathematics education, and also discusses unquestioned widespread notions by associating them with his projects or specific practices carried out by him and his colleagues. This review intoduced and examined his crucial notions of critical mathematics education, such as "Diversity of situations," "Students' foreground, Landscapes of investigation," "Mathemacy," and "Uncertainty." These notions will make you to meet his theories with his pratices and look back on something overlooked in mathematics education.

Research Trends and Tasks in Collegiate Mathematics Education (대학 수학교육 연구의 동향과 과제)

  • 권오남;주미경
    • The Mathematical Education
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    • v.42 no.2
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    • pp.229-245
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    • 2003
  • In this paper, we present a review of research perspectives and investigations in collegiate mathematics education from the four decades of development in the journal published by Korea Society of Mathematical Education. Research of mathematics education at the tertiary level, which had been a minor area in mathematics education, has made a significant development in the last decade in Europe md U.S.A. In this context, international journals for research in mathematics education were selected to comparatively examine and identify research trends and tasks in collegiate mathematics education. Based on the analysis of domestic at international journals, we present recommendations for further the development of Korean collegiate mathematics education research. First it is necessary to diversify the topics of educational research. Korean research of mathematics education at the tertiary level has been limited to the issues of curriculum developments, teacher education and computer technology. It is necessary to pursue more various topics such as conceptual development mathematical attitude and belief gender, socio-cultural aspect of teaching and teaming mathematics. Second, it is necessary to apply research methods for systematic investigations. It is important to note that international research of mathematics education introduces variety of research methods such as observation, interview, and survey in order to develop grounded theory of mathematics education. We end with pedagogical implications of the analyses presented and general conclusions concerning the perspectives for the future in collegiate mathematics education.

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A Study on Dewey's Experientialism on Mathematics Education (Dewey의 경험주의 수학교육론 연구)

  • Woo Jeong Ho;Kang Heung Kyu
    • Journal of Educational Research in Mathematics
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    • v.15 no.2
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    • pp.107-130
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    • 2005
  • The aims of this study are to identify Dewey's theory on mathematics education and to clarify its influence on the modern theories of mathematics education. For this purpose, we have examined Dewey's theory of knowledge named as pragmatism or instrumentalism, and studied the Dewey's theory of education in which he maintained education is the reconstruction of experiences. And then, we have examined Dewey's theory on mathematics education, such as theory of mathematics, purpose of mathematics education, contents of mathematics education, and methods of mathematics education respectively. After that, we have analyzed how his theory on mathematics education is connected with the diverse theories of modern mathematics education, such as Piaget's operational constructivism, Freudenthal's theory of realistic mathematics education, Polya's theory on mathematical problem-solving, and social constructivism. Through this study, we might say that Dewey's theory on mathematics education is a prototype of modern theories of mathematics education and a comprehensive paradigm which is very suggestive to the phenomena of mathematics education.

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Mathematics Education as a Humanity Education (인간교육으로서의 수학교육)

  • 우정호;한대희
    • Journal of Educational Research in Mathematics
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    • v.10 no.2
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    • pp.263-277
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    • 2000
  • mathematics holds a key position among the subject-matters of school education. Nevertheless, beyond Its Instrumental one, humanity-educational value of mathematics for the general public has been under estimated. For the past fifty years, in the our country there has not been enough systematic and profound examination and discussion concerning the goals of mathematics education in order to establish the philosophy of mathematics education. Thus, in this thesis we argue how mathematics education could contribute to the humanity education. For this, we examine how western educational theorists have emphasized the value of mathematics as humanity education and how their theories have been reflected in the goals of the modern mathematics education. First of all, we discuss Platonism as a philosophical basis of the traditional mathematics teaching mainly with Euclid's "Elements" since the ancient Greece and the relationship between mathematics education and humanity education in the light of this traditional thought. Next, we examine the thoughts of Pestalozzi, Harbert, Froebel who provided the theoretical basis for the public education since 19th century, and discuss the value of mathematics teaching in their humanistic educational thoughts. Also we examine the humanistic value of mathematics education in Dewey's educational philosophy, which criticized the traditional western ethics and epistemology, and established instrumen talism. Further, we analyze how such a philosophy of mathematics teaching is reflected mathematics education of 20th century, and confirm that the formation of Dewey's rational intelligence is one of the central aims of mathematics education of late 20th century. Finally, we discuss the ideals of humanistic mathematics education ; develop ment of the rational intelligence via 'doing knowledge'and change of mind via 'looking knowledge'. In this paper identify the humanistic values of mathematics education through the historical examination of the philosophies of mathematics education, and we could find significance as a fundamental study for one of the most important problems which Korean mathematics educational society confronts, that is establishing the philosophy of mathematics education.

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A Comparison of Elementary and Secondary Mathematics Education (초등수학교육과 중등수학교육의 비교)

  • 이경화
    • Journal of Educational Research in Mathematics
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    • v.11 no.2
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    • pp.321-340
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    • 2001
  • The researcher compared the curricula, the textbooks, the methods of didactic transposition, teacher practices of elementary and secondary mathematics education. The study reviewed several mathematics education theories in the aspect of the differences between the two levels. Findings from this study show a little difference between elementary and secondary mathematics education. There are special difficulties in didactic transposition in elementary mathematics education since it is so far from scientific mathematics. From this study we can conclude that further research needs to be done in the area of development of perspectives on elementary mathematics education.

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