The Authority of Ideas: Understanding the Relationship between Instructional Practices and How English Language Learners become Influential in Small Group Mathematical Discussions
Jennifer Langer-Osuna

About the research


NAEd/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship

Award Year



University of Miami

Primary Discipline

Mathematics Education
The objective of this study is to understand how learners in racially and linguistically heterogeneous student groups negotiate mathematical ideas and positions of authority during collaborative work. Of particular interest are the ways in which learners’ ideas are attended to and taken up by group members over the course of the academic year. This study furthers our understanding of equitable mathematics classrooms by examining how forms of student authority become constructed in peer interaction and its relationship to the uptake and spread of particular mathematical ideas.
About Jennifer Langer-Osuna

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