Event Detail

Event Type: 
M.Sc.Defense
Date/Time: 
Monday, August 31, 2020 - 14:00 to 16:00
Location: 
Zoom - If you are interested in attending this presentation, please send an email to Nikki Sullivan - nikki.sullivan@oregonstate.edu - to request Zoom log in details.
Abstract: 

There is an underrepresentation of minority groups and women in the field of mathematics. With growing interest in the mathematics education community of equity and inclusion it is important to look at how such concepts can be implemented in the classroom. Equitable and inclusive teaching practices have been shown to improve underrepresented student success in mathematics classes. However, not much has been researched about how instructors of mathematics implement equitable and inclusive practices in their classrooms. The purpose of this thesis is to look at how mathematics instructors view equity and inclusivity broadly and how they describe the specific equitable and inclusive practices they implement in their classrooms. Through interviews and classroom observations I aimed to understand the mathematics instructors’ perspectives and practices involving equity and inclusion. I will present the research literature in this area, my research methods, and my findings as two case studies.