A Metropolitan Perspective on Mathematics Education: Lessons Learned from a Rural School District

Celia Rousseau Anderson, Angiline Powell


In this article, the authors examine the historical and contemporary conditions of two school districtsone urban and the other rural. Despite the surface differences between the districts, this comparison reveals several historical and contemporary similarities and connections between the two settings. The authors describe the implications of these relationships for future directions of urban mathematics education scholarship. Specifically, they posit the need for a metropolitan perspective that would take into account the interrelationships between cities and their suburban or rural neighbors.


opportunity to learn; urban

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Illuminating Urban Excellence