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Title:Curricular Redesign and Equitable Mathematics Education: A Case Study of One Mathematics Department's Efforts
Author(s):Buckley, Lecretia Antoinette
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Bridget Arvold
Department / Program:Education
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Education, Secondary
Abstract:The department which could be characterized as an environment open to change with teachers who invested a great deal of time to execute the changes, implemented four major curricular redesign efforts. I identified impetuses, aids, and challenges to the department's curricular redesign efforts. The efforts were influenced by the teachers' static and sequential view of mathematics and the teachers' low and bounded expectations of the students in the targeted courses. Two of the efforts increased students' likelihood to take a geometry course. However, the policies related to the sequencing of courses restricted students' access to courses beyond geometry. Other policies that restricted students' access to advanced mathematics course were also identified.
Issue Date:2003
Description:223 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2003.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3086025
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2003

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