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Mathematics education in Colombia: How education in mathematics is conducted in a development country. 
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Mathematics.
2016 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Matematikutbildning i Colombia : Hur matematikundervisning utförs i ett utvecklingsland. (Swedish)
Abstract [en]

This study aims to examine the education in mathematics in Colombia and by examining a few cases aspires to describe how education in mathematics in Colombia can operate and which patterns that are common in those cases. This was actualized by using methodological triangulation at three schools in Colombia. The data collection methods that were combined were: observations, interviews with teachers, interviews with students and interpretation of national standards, as well as other essential documents used in mathematics education in Colombia. An analytic framework was created from prior studies that were conducted in Latin America and also from well known pedagogical research across the world. The results of the study were many and they indicated, inter alia, that the students, teachers and other employees had different views of the lessons and classes in mathematics. Furthermore, common concept within education – in mathematics and in general – appeared to be completely non-existent to every party.

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2016. , 53 p.
Keyword [en]
Colombia, mathematics education, PISA, students’ perception, didactics.
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Mathematics Didactics
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-52736OAI: diva2:931565
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Didactics of Mathematics
Educational program
Teacher Education Programme for Upper Secondary School, 300/330 credits
Available from: 2016-05-30 Created: 2016-05-29 Last updated: 2016-05-30Bibliographically approved

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