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Postmodernisms and the Problem of Scientific Literacy Postmodernisms and the Problem of Scientific Literacy <i>Noretta Koertge</i>

Noretta Koertge

in A House Built on Sand

Published in print September 1998 | ISBN: 9780195117257
Published online February 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780199785995 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195117255.003.0017
 Postmodernisms and the Problem of Scientific Literacy  Postmodernisms and the Problem of Scientific Literacy  Noretta Koertge

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Feminist and postmodernist attempts to reform mathematics are self-defeating. This essay shows how the projects of ethnomathematics and female-friendly science pedagogy actually ended up alienating and undermining the very groups they intended to help.

Keywords: ethnomathematics; Collins; Pinch; Sue Rossiter; feminist science; scientific literacy; science pedagogy

Chapter.  8086 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Science

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