Education and Culture 24 (2):25-40 (2008)

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In this article we contend that attempts to foster democratic education in the United States' public schools rarely include mathematics class in meaningful ways. We begin with Dewey's conception of democracy and then argue that current ways of thinking about mathematics do not provide adequate foundations for democratic mathematics education. Our reconceptualization of mathematics draws on Dewey's uniquely humanistic philosophy of mathematics. We conclude with some implications of democratic mathematics education for school and society. Thus, this project seeks to blur the theory-practice dualism, developing a theoretical argument which draws sustenance from and seeks to contribute back to educational practice
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Reconstruction in Philosophy.John Dewey - 1920 - Dover Publications.
Reconstruction and Philosophy.John Dewey - 1920 - University of London Press.
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