RE: [xmca] Question

From: David H Kirshner (
Date: Fri Mar 30 2007 - 07:36:35 PST

Here are some citations re Mike's suggestions, along with some others.
Note, that the Schmittau reference is to a full special issue of the
journal devoted to sociocultural implications for math ed.

        Schmittau, J. (1993). Vygotskian scientific concepts:
Implications for mathematics education. In J. Schmittau & L. Taylor,
(Eds.), Focus on Learning Problems in Mathematics, 15(2,3), 29-39.

        Kieran, C., Forman, E., & Sfard, A. (Eds.) (2002). Learning
discourse: Discursive approaches to research in mathematics education.
Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers.

        Brown, C. A., Stein, M. K., & Forman, E. A. (1996). Assisting
teachers and students to reform the mathematics classroom. Educational
Studies in Mathematics, 31, 63-93.

        Forman, E. A. (1996). Learning mathematics as participation in
classroom practice: Implications of sociocultural theory for educational
reform. In L. P. Steffe, P. Nesher, P. Cobb, G. A. Goldin, & B. Greer
(Eds.) Theories of mathematical learning (pp. 115-130). Mahwah, NJ:
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

        Cobb, P., Wood, T., & Yackel, E. (1993). Discourse, mathematical
thinking, and classroom practice. In E. Forman, N. Minick, & C. A. Stone
(Eds.), Contexts for learning: Sociocultural dynamics in children's
development (pp. 91-119). New York: Oxford University Press.

David Kirshner

-----Original Message-----
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Subject: Re: [xmca] Question

I recommend the work of Jean Schmittau in the Vygotskian tradition in
Sfard in the
discursive psychology tradition.

On 3/30/07, Elina Lampert-Shepel <> wrote:
> Does anyone know any good articles on Vygotskian perspectives on high
> school
> math? or math in general? I am helping a colleague of mine who is
> designing
> a a course. I would appreciate any ideas.
> Thanks,
> Elina
> Elina Lampert-Shepel
> Assistant Professor
> Graduate School of Education
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> it and it responds. It is free. But it is not free to do what a
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> is free to be a violin string.
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