All learners must have access and opportunity to engage meaningfully in the highest levels of mathematics. Mathematics specialists are uniquely situated to contribute to the creation of access and equity for all learners by addressing three target areas with their mathematics teachers and administrators. In order to catalyze change, mathematics specialists need to be prepared to target three obstacles to access and equity: beliefs and expectations, curriculum and instruction, and intervention. This preparation can take place through leadership courses intentionally created to explore the role of change agent and provide practice in negotiating the role.
Thunder, Kateri; Ara-is, Nely; Carter, Ashley; Fowler, Francisca; Hawkins, April; and Tate, Holly
"Equity and Access: Empowering Change Agents,"
Journal of Mathematics and Science: Collaborative Explorations: Vol. 17
, Article 11.
Available at: https://scholarscompass.vcu.edu/jmsce_vamsc/vol17/iss1/11