Table of Contents

Series Preface iii

Preface iv

Acknowledgments x

Introduction 1

PART I: CASES AND REACTIONS 12

Introduction to Case 1 12

Case 1: "Race and Teacher Expectations" 13

Reader Reactions to "Race and Teacher Expectations" 19

Reactions to "Race and Teacher Expectation 20

Summary and Additional Questions 34

Introduction to Case 2 35

Case 2: "Mathematics for All?" 36

Reader Reactions to "Mathematics for All?" 42

Reactions to "Mathematics for All?" 43

Summary and Additional Questions 55

Introduction to Case 3 57

Case 3: "Culture and School Mathematics" 59

Reader Reactions to "Culture and School Mathematics" 64

Reactions to "Culture and School Mathematics" 65

Summary and Additional Questions 76

Introduction to Case 4 79

Case 4: "Politics and School Mathematics" 81

Reader Reactions to "Politics and School Mathematics" 87

Reactions to "Politics and School Mathematics" 88

Summary and Additional Questions 104

Reader Reactions to the Four Cases 107

Reactions to the Four Cases 108

Part II. Public Arguments 119

A "Conservative View": Mathematics for Global Economic Leadership 122

Comments and Questions 135

A "Liberal View": Equality of Opportunity and School Mathematics in a Democracy 138

Comments and Questions 147

A "Radical Multiculturalist View": Mathematics for Developing Critical Dispositions for Social Reconstruction 150

Comments and Questions 164

Part III. Concluding Remarks, Some Reflections, and Resources for Further Reflections