Feb 19, 2014

Experience Global Perspectives and Ethnomathematics (2/21)

Aloha e kakou,

Please come and enjoy a fascinating talk by Linda Furuto, Ph.D. of UH Manoa this Friday afternoon.The title of her talk is "Ethnomathematics on a Worldwide Voyage: Culturally Responsive Curriculum to College, Career, and Community Readiness."

3:00-3:30 pm reception featuring pupu from Mark's Place (mahalo Club Math!)
3:30-4:30 pm presentation
4:30-5:00 pm questions and networking
Location: Fine Dining

The attached flyer provides additional background about Linda Furuto and her presentation.

Dr. Linda Furuto is an Associate Professor of Mathematics Education at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. Prior to joining the UHM 'Ohana, Dr. Furuto was an Associate Professor of Mathematics, Head of Mathematics and Science, and Founder of the Mathematics Center at the University of Hawai'i - West O'ahu. Dr. Furuto completed her Ph.D. at the University of California, Los Angeles, master's degree at Harvard University, and bachelor's degree at BYU. Research Interests include quantitative research methodology, ethnomathematics, educational policy analysis, and access and equity.

Defined as the intersection of culture, historical traditions, sociocultural roots, and mathematics, ethnomathematics encourages the investigation and adaptation of these concepts within and outside of the classroom. The goal is to advance a coordinated effort focused on the needs of culturally diverse earners, with the aim of informing research and deepening practice for teachers and leaders who work in these contexts leading to college, career, and community readiness. We strive to acknowledge existing cultural systems and practices; deepen pathways that foster student engagement through physical, environmental, cultural connectedness; and foster an ongoing process of wayfinding in local, national, and global contexts.

Professional development credit will be provided for attendees.
See you there!
Andrea Erichsen, M.S.
STEM/Grant Coordinator

Sponsored by International Education, Title III, Hawaiian Studies, and KCC Club Math

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