What is the role of value alignment in engaging mathematics learners?

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In an economic and political crisis, people are crossing national borders in search of a better life. Students from diverse cultures are entering mathematics classrooms and teachers are adopting strategies for value alignment to nourish mathematics teaching and learning practices. Teachers are striving to create harmonious learning environments so that diversity is embraced positively and is utilised in a manner that will enrich mathematical learning. Value alignment allows diversity to be rethought as an empowerment tool for effective mathematics learning. Vignettes from a recent PhD study are used to exemplify strategies that teachers used for value alignment and student engagement in mathematics classrooms.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication9th International confrence of Mathematics Education and Society
Subtitle of host publicationPapers
Place of PublicationVolos, Greece
PublisherUniversity of Thessaly
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventMathematics Education and Society International Conference 2017 - Valis Hotel, Agria, Volos, Greece
Duration: 7 Apr 201712 Apr 2017
Conference number: 9


ConferenceMathematics Education and Society International Conference 2017
Abbreviated titleMES9
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