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What Feminist Mathematics Education tells to South Korea?

  • Kim, Rina
    • Research in Mathematical Education
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    • v.22 no.4
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    • pp.245-259
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    • 2019
  • I examine the discussions of studies related to feminist mathematics education and the implications of mathematics education in South Korea. In particular, I attempt to answer the following questions through literature reviews on feminist mathematics: What is the epistemological background of feminist mathematics education? How is feminist mathematics education defined and implemented? What does feminist mathematics education suggest in South Korea's mathematics curriculum? From the analysis of the literatures, I found that feminist mathematics education reflects not just the rights of female's rights but also a paradigm shift in epistemology of mathematics and philosophy of mathematics education. In this regard, feminist mathematics questions the existing mathematics education related to the female students who were marginalized in the composition and delivery of mathematics. Feminist mathematics education points out that in the course of the transfer of mathematical knowledge in schools, female students understand unilateral information procedurally without understanding the concept. Mathematics educators should consider alternative curricula that reflect the views of female students regarding the nature of mathematics. Students should be able to receive equal mathematics education in a school regardless of their gender. In this case, equal mathematics education refers to education methods that are suitable for both male and female students. The existing mathematics content and its teaching methods were designed based on the learning experiences of male students, which made them relatively difficult for female students to understand.

Co-existence of History of Mathematics and Modern Mathematics

  • Banihashemi, Saied Seyed Agha
    • Proceedings of the Korea Society of Mathematical Education Conference
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    • pp.261-267
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    • 2010
  • Both history of mathematics and education of mathematics is old subject. The question arises wether can these two important subjects can help each other or not. Unfortunately this idea made mathematics society into two groups; one has idea that history of mathematics can help education of mathematics and other group has idea that not only history of mathematics can not help education of mathematics but also it makes some confusion. In this article the author is going to do some comparison and take some conclusion that history of mathematics can make education of mathematics so active and interesting.

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Herbart의 교육학이 주는 수학교육학적 함의에 관한 연구

  • Yu, Chung-Hyun
    • East Asian mathematical journal
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    • v.27 no.2
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    • pp.223-242
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    • 2011
  • The fact that Herbart's education has realized in the educational context the Kant's theory of transcendental education by applying Kant's transcendentalism to education is of great significance for education. It also provides an implication for mathematics education that Herbart's education of mathematics education can be applied to mathematics education through an attempt to combine a practical ethics education and an aesthetic emotion education with mathematics education. Both Kant and Herbart clearly show that an only practical, aesthetic education would not exist as a solely theoretical mathematics education cannot. Therefore, these multi-dimensional aspects of mathematics education should be always considered as a whole although there could be a difference in importance among those aspects. It implies that, regardless of the environments for mathematics education, mathematics teachers and students must do mathematics education activities that take into consideration the humanity in its entirety. The theory of mathematics education based on Herbart's education reveals that the entireness of human being should not be neglected in any case. In this regard, Herbart's theory of education shows that mathematics education is an all-inclusive theory of mathematics education that embraces both phenomenon and transcendence.

Mathematics Education as a Humanity Education (인간교육으로서의 수학교육)

  • 우정호;한대희
    • Journal of Educational Research in Mathematics
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    • v.10 no.2
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    • pp.263-277
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    • 2000
  • mathematics holds a key position among the subject-matters of school education. Nevertheless, beyond Its Instrumental one, humanity-educational value of mathematics for the general public has been under estimated. For the past fifty years, in the our country there has not been enough systematic and profound examination and discussion concerning the goals of mathematics education in order to establish the philosophy of mathematics education. Thus, in this thesis we argue how mathematics education could contribute to the humanity education. For this, we examine how western educational theorists have emphasized the value of mathematics as humanity education and how their theories have been reflected in the goals of the modern mathematics education. First of all, we discuss Platonism as a philosophical basis of the traditional mathematics teaching mainly with Euclid's "Elements" since the ancient Greece and the relationship between mathematics education and humanity education in the light of this traditional thought. Next, we examine the thoughts of Pestalozzi, Harbert, Froebel who provided the theoretical basis for the public education since 19th century, and discuss the value of mathematics teaching in their humanistic educational thoughts. Also we examine the humanistic value of mathematics education in Dewey's educational philosophy, which criticized the traditional western ethics and epistemology, and established instrumen talism. Further, we analyze how such a philosophy of mathematics teaching is reflected mathematics education of 20th century, and confirm that the formation of Dewey's rational intelligence is one of the central aims of mathematics education of late 20th century. Finally, we discuss the ideals of humanistic mathematics education ; develop ment of the rational intelligence via 'doing knowledge'and change of mind via 'looking knowledge'. In this paper identify the humanistic values of mathematics education through the historical examination of the philosophies of mathematics education, and we could find significance as a fundamental study for one of the most important problems which Korean mathematics educational society confronts, that is establishing the philosophy of mathematics education.

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A literature research on critical mathematics education (비판적 수학교육에 대한 문헌 분석 연구)

  • Kwon, Oh Nam;Park, Jung Sook;Oh, Kukhwan
    • The Mathematical Education
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    • v.52 no.3
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    • pp.319-334
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    • 2013
  • This study is a literature research on critical mathematics education. In this study, we analyzed the literature about critical theory and critical education, especially focused on Freire's educational works. And also, we reviewed studies and lesson examples about critical mathematics education. The purpose of this research is to improve understanding about critical mathematics education. We found the connection between the goals, teaching methods and contents of critical mathematics education and Freire's theory of critical pedagogy. Critical mathematics lessons stimulated student's sense of social agency and induced student's inquiry. Critical mathematics education has a merit on aspect of mathematical connection and communication by adopting social issues and student's discussion in mathematics lessons. Although there are many obstacles to overcome, critical mathematics education is one of the educational direction to seek.

Rethinking the Direction of Open Education in Mathematics (수학과 열린 교육의 방향성 재고)

  • 임재훈
    • School Mathematics
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    • v.1 no.1
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    • pp.39-58
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    • 1999
  • Nowadays, open education is popular in Korea. Various open education methods such as open time, open space, open curriculum, team teaching, small group learning are actively introduced into mathematics education. Current 'open education in mathematics' in Korea can be characterized as the application general education reform movement (open education movement) to mathematics education. This movement is interested in teaching methods rather than contents. In this article, I discussed with the limits and the problems of this application and argued that not the method-centered open general education reform movement but the content-centered mathematics education's own reform movement is necessary for the true mathematics education reform.

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Mathematics Education as a Humanities Form of Education-A Brief Introduction to the History of the Philosophy of Mathematics Education

  • Han, Dae-Hee
    • Research in Mathematical Education
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    • v.5 no.2
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    • pp.127-132
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    • 2001
  • Mathematics holds a key position among many subjects of school education. Besides having an instrumental value, mathematics for the general public has been underestimated. Thus, in this paper we examine how western educational theorists have emphasized the value of mathematics as humanities form of education. First of all, we discuss Platonism as a philosophical basis of the ancient Greek mathematics education. Next, we examine the thoughts of Froebel, who provided the theoretical basis for the public education since 19th century, and discuss the value of mathematics teaching in their humanistic educational thoughts. Also, we examine the humanistic value of mathematics education in Dewey\\`s educational philosophy, which criticized the traditional western ethics and epistemology, and established instrumentalism. In this paper, we recognize the humanistic values of mathematics education through the historical examination of the philosophies of mathematics education.

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Korea-USA University mathematics Education Profile-data Comparison in the context of Population, Economy, Science Index (경제${\cdot}$과학기술 및 대학수학교육 지표에 의한 한국${\cdot}$미국의 대학수학교육 비교)

  • Chung Chy-Bong;Jung Wan-Soo
    • Communications of Mathematical Education
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    • v.19 no.4
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    • pp.805-822
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    • 2005
  • In Korea, many local university mathematics faculty knew that the institution faced serious student shortage problems and the restructuring and cut actions for such a mathematics major programs. In general, undergraduate mathematics education in korea is in the crisis. In general, lots of mathematics departments in korea was not prepared for such a severe risk. In this article, university mathematics education and research business are studied in the context of the size of korea-usa population, economy(such as GDP), SCI indices. Korea-usa university mathematics education profile data are presented to compare korea-usa university mathematics education business. Lots of precious data on mathematics education are being helped to prepare for the university mathematics education crisis.

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Exploratory discussions on an integrated approach to mathematics education (수학교육의 통합적 접근에 대한 탐색적 논의)

  • Yu, Chung Hyun
    • East Asian mathematical journal
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    • v.32 no.2
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    • pp.291-300
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    • 2016
  • The integration of mathematics education is required Fundamentally discussion about the nature and purpose of mathematics education. After the theoretical discussion of that, Practical approach of that can be correctly realized. However, It is the impression that theoretical discussions and practical action about the current discourse about integration in mathematics education are the wrong order. To understand the practical action for the integrated approach in mathematics education, theoretical discussion of the integrated approach of mathematical education is properly required.

Development of Elementary Mathematics Teaching-Learning Programs for pre-Service Elementary Teacher (초등교사 양성 대학의 초등수학교육에 대한 교수-학습 프로그램 개발)

  • 신준식
    • The Mathematical Education
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    • v.42 no.4
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    • pp.453-463
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    • 2003
  • The main purpose of this paper is to develope elementary mathematics teaching-learning programs for pre-service elementary teachers. The elementary mathematics education program developed in this work is divided into two parts: One is the theory, the other is the practice. The theory deals with the foundations of mathematics, the objectives of mathematics education, the history of mathematics education in Korea, the psychology of mathematics learning, the theories of mathematics teaching and learning, and the methods of assessment. With respect to the practice, this study examines the background knowledge and activities of numbers and their operation, geometry, measurement, statistics and probability, pattern and function.

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