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Eric "Rico" Gutstein: "Mathematics to Understand and Change the World"
Thursday, May 14, 2009 - 6:45pm

Alternative Forms of Knowledge Construction - A spring seminar series three of four lectures:

Professor of Curriculum & Instruction at University of Illinois at Chicago, Rico will talk about a collaborative action research project at the Social Justice HS in Chicago, where he teaches a 12th grade mathematics class in which students learn math by studying social reality, not by doing "school" math that has nothing to do with their lives or with social justice. The purpose of the class is for students to learn mathematics, for access and opportunity, but even more important--to be able to understand and change their world.  Rico's research interests include mathematics education, teaching for social justice and critical literacies in an urban, multicultural context, Freirean approaches to teaching/learning, and Chicago school policy. His publications include Reading and Writing the World with Mathematics: Toward a Pedagogy for Social Justice (2005).

Thursday, May 14th, 2009
Where:  Neuberger Hall, room 454
Time:  6:45 pm

Continuing Education (CI 810) credit available; contact

Lectures supported generously by PSU's Diversity Action Council, Center for Academic Excellence, Graduate School of Education, and Portland Community College

Swapna Mukhopadhyay, Ph.D.

GraduateSchool of Education

Tel: 503-725-8495