The citizen in light of the curriculum

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Publication Article, peer reviewed scientific
Title The citizen in light of the curriculum
Author(s) Dahl, Jonas ; Johansson, Maria
Date 2013
English abstract
In this article, the mathematics needed for citizenship is discussed in relation to the Swedish curriculum. The article considers two approaches for discussing mathematics as demanded by, or developed within, a society: mathematical literacy and ethnomathematics. These approaches provide an alternative un-derstanding for school mathematics in relation to citizenship. In reconsidering the expectations upon the future citizen produced from implementing the cur-riculum, an argument is made for the curriculum to include elements from critical and socially responsible mathematics education, which include ele-ments of ethnomathematics and mathematical literacy. Such reconsideration is necessary because the transfer of mathematics from school to the outside world is not a straightforward matter. Therefore, it is essential that more focus is directed at citizens in the curriculum, and the transitions they undertake during their trajectories in life, to and from school.
Publisher Lärande och Samhälle, Malmö högskola
Host/Issue Educare;2
ISSN 1653-1868
Pages 27-43
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) citizen
mathematical literacy
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES
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