Unearthing Culturally Responsive Mathematics Teaching: The Legacy of Gloria Jean Merriex focuses on the theory and practices of a highly successful mathematics teacher of African American children in a high-poverty school. The book aims to contribute to the limited literature base in this area in mathematics education. The discussions in the book center on the ideals of culturally responsive teaching (CRT), and seek to build understanding of this concept in the context of mathematics. Further, the story of Gloria Jean Merriex speaks to the importance of historical influences on teaching practice. Her story is couched in sociopolitical realities of the American educational system, and is discussed as such. Cultural incongruities that exist in classrooms and contribute to the black-white achievement gap, particularly in mathematics, are also discussed.
Emily P. Bonner is currently an assistant professor of curriculum and instruction specializing in mathematics education at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Dr. Bonner continues to conduct research relating to successful teachers of underserved populations.
Part 1 Foreword Part 2 Preface - They Say I Was Made for Teaching Part 3 Acknowledgements Part 4 Part I: The Life of a Master Teacher Chapter 5 Chapter 1 - It Can Be Done Chapter 6 Chapter 2 - What I Say Goes Chapter 7 Chapter 3 - Making a Difference Part 8 Part II: The Classroom - A Research Perspective Chapter 9 Chapter 4 - My Teaching Style is Gonna Be Like That Part 10 Part III: The Legacy of Gloria Jean Merriex Chapter 11 Chapter 5 - The Biggest Reward Chapter 12 Chapter 6 - I'm Going by Reputation Chapter 13 Chapter 7 - Orchestrating Greatness - A Tribute to Gloria Jean Merriex Part 14 Appendix - Formal Methodology Part 15 Notes Part 16 Figures