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On Defense: African American Males Making Sense of Racialized Narratives in Mathematics Education

@inproceedings{Shah2011OnDA,
  title={On Defense: African American Males Making Sense of Racialized Narratives in Mathematics Education},
  author={N. Shah},
  year={2011}
}
In this article, we explore the role of racialized narratives (e.g., “Asians are good at math”) in the mathematics learning experiences of African American male students. Drawing on concepts from sociocultural theory and cultural psychology, we conceptualize racialized narratives as dynamic cultural artifacts, which students appropriate and deploy in processes of identification and positioning. Interview data suggest that students had deep knowledge of these narratives, and made sense of them… Expand
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