Date(s) - 25/04/2022
19:00 - 20:15
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2022 Virtual Seminar 4: Secondary Teachers’ Perspectives on Mathematics Teaching for Newly Arrived Students in German Schools.
The fourth virtual seminar will take place on Monday 25th April 2022 at 19h00 (UTC) equals 8PM (UK) equals 21h00 (CET).
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Name of speakers: Gabriele Kaiser, Maike Lüssenhop (University of Hamburg)
Abstract: The increase in international migration and the global number of students learning mathematics through a language other than their home language makes immigrants’ educational pathways a particularly urgent issue. The presentation will focus on the German context and is based on qualitative interviews with mathematics teachers teaching immigrant classes. The central phenomenon that preoccupied all teachers was how to adapt mathematics teaching to the language- and mathematics-related diversity of their students while simultaneously helping students to meet the educational expectations the curricula or/and final examinations. Due to the lack of institutional support for the teaching in immigrant classes and lack of awareness in dealing with multilingualism and mathematics-related diversity in mathematics lessons, they were generally frustrated with the situation. Overall, the study points to the necessity of examining current practices of schooling immigrant children to contribute to more inclusive mathematics education.
Registration are closed for this event.