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NCTM 2016 Annual Meeting & Exposition

Please note: The NCTM conference program is subject to change.

364- Divergent: Supporting “Factionless” and Underserved Students in Mathematics Education

Friday, April 15, 2016: 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
303 (Moscone)


Lead Speaker:
William F Tate IV


Divergent policies, practices, and programs have targeted traditionally underserved students to support their learning of mathematics. I will argue that the predominant approach to educational reform is analogous to triage in medicine, and that the anemic effects of triage policy in education are reinforcing segregation and other social disparities. I contend that we need to develop a different approach to education and youth development that takes an intergenerational perspective on education achievement, attainment, and student development in communities experiencing the hardships of poverty and segregation. Recommendations for intergeneration policy tools and practices will be discussed.


Presentation Format: General Interest / All Audiences Session