Dyscalculia ≠ maths difficulties: A field analytical perspective on conflicting positions in a time that calls for inclusion

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The presentation is based on a substudy conducted in connection with a Danish PhD study of inclusive teaching of beginner mathematics in the Danish municipal primary school and focuses on the research question: What conflicting positions can be identified in relation to low-performing pupils in the teaching of mathematics? The study concentrates on which categorisations and social forms of practice dominate and are dominated in the time period under study: 1995-2014. The empirical method consists of a manual search through Danish ministerial booklets on mathematics, NOMAD (the journal of Nordic Studies in Mathematics Education), anthologies with conference articles from NORSMA (Nordic Research network on Special Needs Education in Mathematics), Matematik (Danish scholarly journal for teachers of mathematics) and Nämnaren (Swedish scholarly journal for teachers of mathematics). Electronic searches have also been made in the journal for the Danish municipal primary and lower secondary school, Folkeskolen, and on www.folkeskolen.dk. The presentation will expand on the analysis on which the diagram is based.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date28 May 2015
Publication statusPublished - 28 May 2015
EventNOFA5 Konference Helsinki , May 27-29, 2015: Changing Subjects, Changing Pedagogies: Diversities in School and Education - University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
Duration: 27 May 201529 May 2015


ConferenceNOFA5 Konference Helsinki , May 27-29, 2015
LocationUniversity of Helsinki

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