Non-binary people's views of gender and mathematics

Jennifer Hall, Travis Robinson, Limin Jao

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Abstract

A considerable corpus of research exists about people’s views of gender and mathematics. As this research is nearly always reported by binary participant groups (e.g., women/men), there is a gap in the research about the views of people with non-binary genders. We conducted a study in Canada and Australia about the general public’s views of gender and mathematics. Here, we report on the findings specific to the non-binary participants in the study (n = 7). Participants generally were quite gender-egalitarian in their responses, demonstrated sound understanding of gender as a social construct, and avoided the use of “sex” language and binary language. We conclude by discussing considerations for
conducting research with non-binary participants.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMathematics Education Across Cultures
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 42nd Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Mexico
EditorsAna Isabel Sacristán, José Carlos Cortés-Zavala, Perla Marysol Ruiz-Arias
Place of PublicationMexico
PublisherInternational Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education
Pages546-550
Number of pages5
Edition1st
ISBN (Print)9781734805703
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020
EventAnnual Conference of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education 2020
- Mazatlan, Mexico
Duration: 14 Oct 202018 Oct 2020
Conference number: 42nd
https://pmena2020.cinvestav.mx/Program/Proceedings

Conference

ConferenceAnnual Conference of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education 2020
Abbreviated titlePME-NA 2020
CountryMexico
CityMazatlan
Period14/10/2018/10/20
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Keywords

  • LGBTQ
  • gender and sexuality
  • affect
  • emotion
  • beliefs
  • attitudes

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